An act of accusing or the state of being accused.(noun)
A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.(noun)
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Use "accusation" in a sentence
"They are simply using the first rule in contemporary American politics: the accusation is the conviction."
"One response I often make to this accusation is the to compare the comment policy of leading skeptic and alarmist climate sites."
"To me, this accusation is as ridiculous as a husband blaming his wife for being liked by other men even though she has no control over their liking."