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Pronunciation:  `akyû'zeyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  2. [n]  a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

ACCUSATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accusal, charge
 See Also: allegation, assertion, asseveration, averment, blame, complaint, implication, imprecation, imputation, incrimination, inculpation, indictment, information, preferment, recrimination, self-accusation, self-condemnation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac`cu*sa"tion\, n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L.
accusatio, fr. accusare. See {Accuse}.]
1. 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.      --Shak.

2. 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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: You must be getting ready to face a difficult situation where you feel guilt and frustration. These negative feelings will lead you to confrontations and arguments. So if you dream of being accused or accusing someone, it is high time to take a step back and think it over before letting anger take control of your life.