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accusation

Definition of accusation

Etymology

    Old French acusation (French accusation), Latin accusatio, from accusare. See accuse.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌŠk.jʊˈzeɪ.ʃǝn/, SAMPA: /%{k.jU"zeI.S@n/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn

Noun

accusation (plural accusations)

  1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

    * , Shakespeare, Henry VIII, III-i:
    We come not by the way of accusation / To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.

  2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

    * [They] set up over his head his accusation - Matthew 27:37

  3. A declaration of fault or blame against another.

Synonyms

  1. impeachment
  2. crimination
  3. censure
  4. charge
  5. Further reading

    Criminal accusation

    A criminal accusation is the process of declaring one's belief in another's liability for that other's criminal action(s). A criminal accusation may be informally made through a declaration made to the public at large (generally through news media) or by the filing of a formal accusation in a court of law by a person legally entitled to do so, generally on behalf of the state by a criminal prosecutor.

    See also

    References:

    1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of accusation in Malay

  1. tuduhan



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