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noun 
  1. (obsolete) An accusation - Shakespeare
verb (accus, ing)
  1. (transitive) To find fault with or attribute blame to.
  2. (transitive) To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense.
  3. (context, transitive, law) To charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; construed with of.
For the U.S. President to be impeached, he must be accused of a high crime or misdemeanor.
    • w:Acts of the Apostles, Acts of the Apostles 24:13,
    • : Neither can they prove the things whereof they now me.
    • w:Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay,
    • : We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms.
      1. (transitive) To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.
    • w:Epistle to the Romans, Epistle to the Romans 2:15,
    • : Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: beschuldigen(nl)
  • French: accuser(fr)
  • German: beschuldigen(de)
  • Italian: accusare(it)
  • Spanish: acusar(es)
Etymology: Old French acuser, French accuser, Latin accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad- + causa cause, lawsuit. Compare cause


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