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accusation (n.)

late 14c., "charge of wrongdoing," from Old French acusacion "charge, indictment" (Modern French accusation) or directly from Latin accusationem (nominative accusatio) "formal complaint, indictment," noun of action from past-participle stem of accusare "call to account, make complaint against," from ad causa, from ad "with regard to" (see ad-) + causa "a cause; a lawsuit" (see cause (n.)). Meaning "that which is charged (against someone)" is from early 15c.

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Definitions of accusation from WordNet

accusation (n.)
a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt;
Synonyms: accusal
accusation (n.)
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence;
Synonyms: charge
From wordnet.princeton.edu