a charge of wrongdoing; imputation of guilt or blame.
the specific offense charged: The accusation is murder.
the act of accusing or state of being accused.

1350–1400; Middle English accusacion < Latin accūsātiōn- (stem of accūsātiō), equivalent to accūsāt(us), past participle of accūsāre (see accuse, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

counteraccusation, noun
preaccusation, noun
reaccusation, noun
self-accusation, noun Unabridged
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accusation (ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən)
1.  an allegation that a person is guilty of some fault, offence, or crime; imputation
2.  a formal charge brought against a person stating the crime that he is alleged to have committed

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from O.Fr. accusation, from L. accusationem (nom. accusatio), noun of action from accusatus, pp. of accusare (see accuse).
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Example sentences
But they probably think the accusation is ill-timed.
For an accusation so strong, you need to have the data and sources to back it
But no evidence to support the accusation has ever emerged.
Indeed, at the bottom of the sheet sat his accusation.
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