self-accusation

accusation

[ak-yoo-zey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a charge of wrongdoing; imputation of guilt or blame.
2.
the specific offense charged: The accusation is murder.
3.
the act of accusing or state of being accused.

Origin:
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
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accusation (ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
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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accusation
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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