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Definition: Accusation

Quick Summary of Accusation

A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party. In legal terms, refers to being officially charged by a Grand Jury with a crime, or a District Attorney filing charges.

What is the dictionary definition of Accusation?

Dictionary Definition

A charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.

  • The act of accusing.
  • legal A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.
  • An allegation.
  • accusal a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt.
  • charge an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Accusation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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