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accusation n1 : a formal charge of wrongdoing, delinquency, or fault [the accused shall enjoy the right…to be informed of the nature and cause of the "U.S. Constitution amend. VI"] compare allegation, indictment, information
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.