ac·cu·sa·tion /ˌækjəˈzeʃən, (ˌ)kju-/
1. 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.
2. 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.
n 1: a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the
act of imputing blame or guilt [syn: accusal]
2: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence;
"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of
drunken driving" [syn: charge]