ac·cu·sa·tion /ˌækjəˈzeɪʃən/ noun plural ac·cu·sa·tions
: a claim that someone has done something wrong or illegal : a charge that someone has committed a fault or crime [count] ▪ Investigators have made/brought/leveled accusations of corruption against a group of former officials. ▪ The police are investigating serious accusations of wrongdoing. ▪ He denied/rejected the accusation that he had lied to the police. ▪ a false accusation [noncount] ▪ There was a hint/tone of accusation in his voice when he asked her where she had been.