Definitions for accusationˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən; əˈkyu zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cu•sa•tionˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən; əˈkyu zəl(n.)


  1. a charge of wrongdoing; imputation of guilt or blame.

  2. the specific offense charged.

    Category: Law

  3. the act of accusing or the state of being accused.

Origin of accusation:

1350–1400; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accusation, accusal(noun)

    a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

  2. accusation, charge(noun)

    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. accusation(noun)ˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən

    a claim sb has done sth wrong or illegal

    to make an accusation against sb; a false accusation of rape


  1. accusation(Noun)

    The act of accusing.

  2. accusation(Noun)

    A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.

  3. accusation(Noun)

    An allegation.

  4. Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accusation(noun)

    the act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense

  2. Accusation(noun)

    that of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accusation' in Nouns Frequency: #2769

Anagrams of accusation

  1. anacoustic

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