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accusement

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French acusement; later uses reformed from accuse +‎ -ment.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

accusement (plural accusements)

  1. (now rare) An accusation. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus & Criseyde, IV.50:
      Than þenk I þis were here accusement.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.9:
      He gan t'efforce the evidence anew, / And new accusements to produce in place […].

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