recrimination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recrimination mutual accusations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Recrimination The act of recriminating; an accusation brought by the accused against the accuser; a counter accusation. "Accusations and recriminations passed backward and forward between the contending parties."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recrimination The act of recriminating; the meeting of an accusation by a counter-accusation: as, to indulge in mutual recriminations.
    • n recrimination In law, an accusation, brought by an accused person against the accuser, of being in a similar guilt as charged, or derelict in a corresponding duty; a counter-accusation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Recrimination the act of recriminating or returning one accusation by another: a countercharge or accusation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. récrimination, LL. recriminatio,

Usage

In literature:

As usual in cases of defeat, a small degree of accusation and recrimination took place.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Accusations, recriminations even, did not satisfy her.
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
Or was this a mood of recrimination?
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
It's bad enough without any more recriminations.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Unfortunately there is a great tendency to make these evils worse by recrimination.
"Monopolies and the People" by Charles Whiting Baker
We don't want any more agonies and recriminations and scenes.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
I indulged in no vain and worldly recriminations.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
I beg to say, kind hearers, that this is not spoken in a spirit of recrimination.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
In the confusion that followed, the caucus hastily adjourned amid mutual recriminations.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The two went at it with recriminations, from which Germain learnt much of his own affairs.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
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In news:

The legacy firm of famed midcentury Modernist Minoru Yamasaki has closed its doors amid a sea of recriminations and debts.
BRAVO The second part of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion proved much juicier than the first part, with tears, name-calling and recriminations.
Conservative convention marked with intrigue and recrimination.
If the Poinsettia 's primary purpose is to fill hotel rooms, as Executive Director Bruce Binkowski acknowledges, matching two teams that travel light could be a recipe for recriminations.
For all the squabbling and recriminations over who should do what with the Rampart scandal, Police Chief Bernard Parks and District Attorney Gil Garcetti have so far succeeded in keeping details of their wide-ranging investigations secret.
Prisoners Aid Closing Sparks Lawsuits, Recrimination .
(FORTUNE Magazine) – With the country now poised for hearings on a Supreme Court nominee, and for boundless recrimination over the law of abortion, we propose to indulge in a little fantasy previously not allowed out of the house.
He drew a wave of recriminations as Democrats in Athens and across the state branded him a traitor.
You can once again practice your sooth-saying gifts without fear of recrimination.
The Republican hand-wringers and recriminators are taking to Washington salons and opinion columns to lament the party's failure to appeal to Hispanics in the 2012 election.
DOHA, Qatar — The annual United Nations climate change negotiations drew to a close here late Saturday after the customary all-night negotiating session and the recriminations over who should bear the costs and burdens of a warming planet.
WASHINGTON — With the hours ticking away toward a self-imposed deadline, Congressional leaders conceded Sunday that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement were near failure and braced for recriminations over their inability to reach a deal.
Lead-up to convention and leadership vote marked with intrigue, recrimination and references to the Messiah.
The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus gets more twisted and disturbing with each passing day — and one can be fairly certain far more recriminations are going to surface.
No end in sight to the recrimination.
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