Accusation

  • 1 accusation — [ akyzasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1275; lat. accusatio 1 ♦ Action de signaler (qqn) comme coupable ou (qqch.) comme répréhensible. Accusations malveillantes, fausses. ⇒ calomnie, dénigrement, diffamation, médisance. Faire une accusation. « C est lui qui a… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 accusation — ac·cu·sa·tion /ˌa kyə zā shən/ n 1: a formal charge of wrongdoing, delinquency, or fault the accused shall enjoy the right...to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation U.S. Constitution amend. VI compare allegation …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 accusation — Accusation. s. f. v. Action en Justice, par laquelle on accuse quelqu un d un crime. Accusation calomnieuse. fausse accusation. accusation capitale. il y a contre luy vingt chefs d accusation. susciter une accusation. former une accusation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Accusation — Ac cu*sa tion, n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See {Accuse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense. [1913 Webster] We come not by the way of accusation To taint… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 accusation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. acusacion or directly from L. accusationem (nom. accusatio), noun of action from pp. stem of accusare (see ACCUSE (Cf. accuse)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 accusation — [n] charge of wrongdoing, fault allegation, arraignment, attribution, beef*, blast*, bum rap*, censure, citation, complaint, denunciation, dido, exposé, gripe, impeachment, imputation, incrimination, indictment, insinuation, recrimination, roar* …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 accusation — ► NOUN ▪ a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 accusation — [ak΄yo͞o zā′shən, ak΄yəsā′shən] n. 1. an accusing or being accused 2. the crime or wrong of which a person is accused …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 accusation — n. 1) to bring, make an accusation against (he brought an accusation of theft against Smith; more usu. is: he accused Smith of theft) 2) to deny; refute an accusation 3) a damaging, grave; false, groundless, unfounded, unjust; sweeping accusation …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 accusation — (a ku za sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action en justice par laquelle on accuse quelqu un. Les chefs d accusation. Accusation d empoisonnement. Intenter une accusation contre quelqu un. Dresser une accusation. Par son éloquence,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 accusation — ac|cu|sa|tion [ˌækjuˈzeıʃən] n a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong accusation against ▪ A number of serious accusations have been made against her. ▪ The main accusation levelled against him was that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 accusation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ baseless, false, unfounded, unsubstantiated ▪ ridiculous, wild ▪ bitter …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 accusation */ — UK [ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌækjəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms accusation : singular accusation plural accusations a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong accusation that: The Minister denied the accusation that she had… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 accusation — I. Accusation, f. acut. Accusatio, Delatio reatus. II. Une accusation par laquelle les nations estrangeres qui sont nos alliez poursuyvent les injures de nos magistrats, Iudicium sociale. L accusation est abbatuë et esteinte, Concidit et… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 ACCUSATION — s. f. Action en justice, par laquelle on accuse quelqu un. Accusation capitale. Il y a plusieurs chefs d accusation contre lui. Former, intenter, susciter une accusation. Il a été mis en accusation. Lire au prévenu son acte d accusation.   Il se… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 ACCUSATION — n. f. Action en justice par laquelle on accuse quelqu’un. Accusation capitale. Il y a plusieurs chefs d’accusation contre lui. Former, intenter, susciter une accusation. Il a été mis en accusation. Lire au prévenu son acte d’accusation. Il se dit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 Accusation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Accusation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 accusation accusation charge imputation slur inculpation exprobration delation Sgm: N 1 crimination crimination Sgm: N 1 incrimination incrimination accrimination …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 accusation — ac|cu|sa|tion [ ,ækjə zeıʃn ] noun count * a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong: accusation of: There have been further accusations of corruption. accusation that: The police officer denied the accusation that she had behaved… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 accusation — [[t]æ̱kjʊze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] accusations 1) N VAR: oft N that, N of n/ ing If you make an accusation against someone, you criticize them or express the belief that they have done something wrong. Kim rejects accusations that Country music is over… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 accusation — noun (C) a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong: There isn t a word of truth in your accusations. (+ of): accusations of corruption | make an accusation against: Several serious accusations have been made …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English