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[uh-kyoo-zuh l]
  1. accusation.
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Origin of accusal

First recorded in 1585–95; accuse + -al2
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Examples from the Web for accusal

Historical Examples

  • She could face his accusal if only he could give the reason for it.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • I could not forget that in very truth Ruth's accusal had been the result of this verdict.

  • But the strange mental or spiritual power of Tahn-té made it a thing of danger to let him live after accusal had been made.

    The Flute of the Gods

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • He even sent messengers to Richard himself with open letters of accusal.

British Dictionary definitions for accusal


  1. another word for accusation
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