Ac`cu*sa"tion (#), n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See Accuse.]
The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
We come not by the way of accusation
To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.
That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.
[They] set up over his head his accusation.
Matt. xxvii. 37.
Syn. -- Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.
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