Definitions for: Accusation

[n] an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
[n] a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

Webster (1913) Definition: Ac`cu*sa"tion, n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L.
accusatio, fr. accusare. See Accuse.]
1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a
lighter offense.

We come not by the way of accusation To taint that
honor every good tongue blesses. --Shak.

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. --Matt.
xxvii. 37.

Syn: Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.

Synonyms: accusal, charge

See Also: allegation, assertion, asseveration, averment, blame, complaint, implication, imprecation, imputation, incrimination, inculpation, indictment, information, preferment, recrimination, self-accusation, self-condemnation

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