accusation

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EtymologyEdit

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). Doublet of accusatio. More at accuse. Equivalent to accuse +‎ -ation

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌæk.jʊ.ˈzeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌæk.jə.ˈzeɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

accusation (countable and uncountable, plural accusations)

  1. The act of accusing.
  2. (law) A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
  3. An allegation.
    ungrounded accusations
    a blind accusation
    repeated accusations
    an accusation of a crime

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin accūsātiō, accūsātiōnem.

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NounEdit

accusation f (plural accusations)

  1. accusation

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ReferencesEdit

  • accusation” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

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NounEdit

accusation (plural accusationes)

  1. accusation