- A formal complaint or statement blaming someone for committing a wrong act, delinquency, or mistake
- The particular crime, misbehavior, or error that someone is charged with
- The accusation was enough to tarnish his reputation, regardless of its truth.
- An accusation of theft was presented against the store clerk, which led to a thorough investigation.
- The lawyer prepared a comprehensive defense against the accusation filed against his client.