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Definition of the noun accusation

What does accusation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accusations

  1. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
  2. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Alternative definition of the noun accusation


  1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
  2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.
  3. A declaration of fault or blame against another.


"Accusation" is a film.

  • also known as 고발, Gobal
  • country: South Korea
  • genre: Historical drama

Phrases with Accusation

  1. self-accusation
  2. veiled accusation
  3. unspoken accusation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accusation

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Google previewCorporate Wrongdoing and the Art of the Accusation (2011)

by Robert R. Faulkner

First, the accusation is a small spectacle. It is a small...

Google previewPhilosophy: Key Texts (2016)

by J. Baggini

The second accusation is that existentialism debases humanity. This is because existentialism emphasises the individual. Your choice and your free will are of central importance. You can only see the world from your point of view and you ...



The main accusation is that the bull's horns are shaven. The reason behind this is not to blunt the horns in order to prevent impaling – a bull that is capable of ...

Google previewThe Body in Medical Thought and Practice (1992)

by D. Leder

Holistic medicine's accusation is that orthodox medicine obscures and overpowers the true "mysteries" of the body, especially in order to preserve medicine's biological and behavioral power over the reduced body that is left. Self-care and ...

Google previewIntellectual Property, Biogenetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge (2010)

by Graham Dutfield

A common accusation is that excessive use of these chemicals is encouraged and other plants growing nearby are killed as a result. However, IPRs are unlikely to be directly responsible for this trend in crop breeding, which dates back to the ...

Google previewTraditional Music and Irish Society: Historical Perspectives (2014)

by Dr Martin Dowling

One often repeated accusation is that nationalists and Republicans stolewhat wasacommon culture, butthis ...

Google previewThe Ties That Divide (2012)

Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Conflict by Stephen M. Saideman

The accusation is that Germany's early support for Slovenia and Croatia undermined efforts to keep Yugoslavia together, and encouraged the politicians in those two republics to push for independence. In the fall of 1991, after Slovenia was de ...

Google previewMaking Negotiations Predictable (2012)

What Science Tells Us by David De Cremer

The easiest reaction to an accusation is a denial. No one likes to take responsibilitywhen things aregoingwrong, particularly if the finger is being pointed at you. Yet while denial is an understandable response,itis not necessarily thebest one.

Google previewDeciphering the Lost Symbol (2009)

Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington, by Christopher Hodapp

The accusation is that the inverted pentagram was placed ...

Google previewA History of Continental Criminal Procedure (2000)

With Special Reference to France by Adhémar Esmein

When this period of judicial civilization is reached, it becomes obvious that the accusation is a social function. Permanent and official organs, however, have not been created to exercise that function. This evolution of juridical conceptions is ...

Google previewLiterature, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences (2012)

Essays in Existentialism and Phenomenology by Maurice Natanson

Accusation is the moment in which aloneness is realized, in which the theme of daily life suddenly comes into question.

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

probably has the primary meaning of “a cause, especially an occasion of something evil, hence a charge, an accusation.” It is used in a forensic sense, of ( a) an accusation, Acts 25:18 (RV, “charge”), 27; (b) a crime, Matt. 27:37; Mark ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

Where threats are to accuse of a crime, the indictment must allege that there was an accusation by the defendant of some crime, and the crime must be specified and described. Rank v. People, 80 111. App. 40; State v. McGlasson, 88 Iowa ...

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A clear conscience fears no accusation.
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1S1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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