Ac`cu*sa"tion (#), n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See Accuse.]


The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

We come not by the way of accusation To taint that honor every good tongue blesses. Shak.


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

[They] set up over his head his accusation. Matt. xxvii. 37.

Syn. -- Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.


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