accusal

Definitions

  • The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
    The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accusal a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch
    • n Accusal Accusation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
    • n accusal Accusation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.
    • ns Accusal accusation
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Quotations

  • Henry James
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    “The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”
  • Don Shula
    Don Shula
    “One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”
  • King Charles I
    King Charles I
    “Never make a defense or apology before you be accused.”
  • Gabriel Meurier
    Gabriel Meurier
    “He who excuses himself, accuses himself.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel%20Eyquem%20De%20Montaigne
    “It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acuser—L. accusāread, to, causa, cause.

Usage

In literature:

When a man was accused of any wrongdoing, he was brought before this jury, who sat under the open sky at night.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
To meet this accusation Caesar made his will and provided that his grand-nephew, Octavius Caesar, should be his adopted son and heir.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
I do not suspect your zeal nor accuse you of any backsliding.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
She had not accused him in her own heart of having come to her because of her supposed wealth.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
They accused them of partiality in making out the lists for shares in each subscription.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In the following scene Elizabeth, searching for her casket, is accused of infidelity by her husband.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Lebrun accused the Pitt Cabinet of raising difficulties of form and of discovering hostile intentions where none existed.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
For the law presumes that a man will not accuse himself in order to accuse another.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He had openly accused her father of encouraging means which he regarded as disgraceful.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
There is none for your unbrotherly and false accusation.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
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In poetry:

With Satan, my accuser, near
My spirit trembled when I saw
The Lord in majesty appear,
And heart the language of the law.
"A Brand Plucked Out Of The Fire" by John Newton
So Custer and all his fighting men
Lay under the evening skies,
Staring up at the tranquil heaven
With wide, accusing eyes.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay
O what have kings to answer for
Before that awful throne;
When thousand deaths for vengeance cry,
And ghosts accusing groan!
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
Be Thou my shield and hiding-place,
That, sheltered near Thy side,
I may my fierce Accuser face
And tell him Thou hast died.
"The Effort" by John Newton
For the rushing, tempting waters,
Have got an accusing roar;
The treacherous sweeping eddy
Has brought the crime to his door.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
"If so, know your accuser's dead,
And dying own'd his crime;
And long your lord hath sought you out
Thro' every foreign clime.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British

In news:

As the family of 2-year-old Aniyah Batchelor looked on, a judge ruled that the 12-year-old boy who is accused of beating her to death in early July must stay in custody while awaiting trial.
Justin Bieber accused of battering man taking photos.
Charter school accused of having bawdy , after-hours parties.
A man has been accused of driving while high on drugs after he crashed his car in his his hometown of Hampton Bays last week.
TLC's 'Breaking Amish' Confronting Cast History, Fraud Accusations in Reunion Special.
No charges for men accused of shooting BBs at paragliders.
With the arrest of George Zimmerman, who now stands accused of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, maybe the nation can collectively exhale.
Jay Cutler's accusers should be quiet .
Man accused of fatally shooting mother.
Union members accused Chief Rosie Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman of political posturing by ordering Humphreys be placed on paid leave while the bureau investigates his Nov 14 bean-bag shotgun shooting of a 12-year-old girl.
Teacher accused of having sex with teen student.
East Texas police are seeking a beautician charged with unlicensed medical practice after a breast augmentation she's accused of performing left a customer hospitalized in critical condition.
Lil Wayne Accused of Stealing ' BedRock '.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Winona District Court, Joseph River Biegel is accused of a fifth degree controlled substance crime for possession of meth.
Collier Schools reinstates director accused of belittling employees.
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In science:

Since a fault-free node never accuses another fault-free node, a fault-free node can be accused by at most t other nodes.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
If a node is accused by more than t other nodes, this node is identified as faulty.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Now consider the case when the source node is accused by no more than t peers.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Nodes i and j accuse each other: Since any node that is not yet isolated can accuse at most t nodes, nodes i and j each may accuse at most t − 1 of the other n − 3 peers.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Since node j may accuse at most t − 1 of the t other peers that node i trusts, it follows that there exists at least one other peer that i and j both trust.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
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