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
Then came accusations of misconduct, exploitation, and worse.
If someone makes accusations without evidence then all they are demonstrating
  is their own low moral character.
Accusations fueled by envy and greed were routinely tossed around.
Resorting to childish accusations and name calling speaks more about you than
  it does anything else.
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