Origin of accusation
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Examples from the Web for accusation
The Copperheads, a group of Midwestern Democrats, made the accusation—and far worse—against President Lincoln during Emancipation.
Barack Obama, made the accusation against President Bush during the Iraq War.
Constand claimed that the accusation was patently false, and demanded $150,000 in damages from the tabloid and attorney.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Fritsch denied the accusation.New Bribery Claims In Mississippi Senate Race
August 6, 2014
We got involved with casino gambling, and there was never any accusation of doing anything wrong.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
This accusation, after soul-wearying delays, had culminated to-day in conviction.
He was not prepared with any answer, though he hotly resented every word of her accusation.
There was not the change of a feature in the face of the woman who listened to the accusation.
But his gray eyes burned fiercely in accusation against her.
Her voice was level and vaguely dangerous as she answered his accusation.
- an allegation that a person is guilty of some fault, offence, or crime; imputation
- a formal charge brought against a person stating the crime that he is alleged to have committed
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Word Origin and History for accusation
late 14c., from Old French acusacion or directly from Latin accusationem (nominative accusatio), noun of action from past participle stem of accusare (see accuse).
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