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accuse vb

[Latin accusare to find fault with, charge with a crime, from ad to, at + causa legal case, trial]
: to charge with an offense judicially or by a public process compare indict
: to make or bring an accusation
ac·cus·er n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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