First attested in the late 14th century. From Middle English accusacion, borrowed from Old French acusacion (French accusation), from Latin accūsātiō (“accusation, indictment”), from accūsō (“blame, accuse”). More at accuse.
accusation (plural accusations)
- The act of accusing.
- (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare, Henry VIII, III-i:
- We come not by the way of accusation / To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.
- (law) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
- [They] set up over his head his accusation - Matthew 27:37
- An allegation.
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accusation f (plural accusations)
- “accusation” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).
- “accusation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).