accusal

Definitions of accusal
  1. noun
    a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
    synonyms: accusation
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    self-accusation, self-condemnation
    an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
    recrimination
    mutual accusations
    allegation
    (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
    blame game
    accusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event
    imprecation
    a slanderous accusation
    imputation
    a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
    indictment
    an accusation of wrongdoing
    information
    formal accusation of a crime
    preferment
    the act of making accusations
    blame, incrimination, inculpation
    an accusation that one is responsible for some lapse or misdeed
    implication
    an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
    impeachment
    the act of charging an official with an offense committed while in office
    grievance
    an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
    lodgement, lodgment
    bringing a charge or accusation against someone
    plaint
    (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
    finger-pointing, fingerpointing
    the imputation of blame
    unspoken accusation, veiled accusation
    an accusation that is understood without needing to be spoken
    innuendo, insinuation
    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    self-incrimination
    an accusation that incriminates yourself
    type of:
    charge, complaint
    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
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