Accusable to Acetous

(Ac*cus"a*ble) a. [L. accusabilis: cf. F. accusable.] Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; — with of.

(Ac*cus"al) n. Accusation. [R.] Byron.

(Ac*cus"ant) n. [L. accusans, p. pr. of accusare: cf. F. accusant.] An accuser. Bp. Hall.

(Ac`cu*sa"tion) n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See Accuse.]

1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

We come not by the way of accusation
To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.

2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

[They] set up over his head his accusation.
Matt. xxvii. 37.

Syn. — Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.

(Ac*cu`sa*ti"val) a. Pertaining to the accusative case.

(Ac*cu"sa*tive) a. [F. accusatif, L. accusativus fr. accusare. See Accuse.]

1. Producing accusations; accusatory. "This hath been a very accusative age." Sir E. Dering.

2. (Gram.) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.

(Ac*cu"sa*tive), n. (Gram.) The accusative case.

(Ac*cu"sa*tive*ly), adv.

1. In an accusative manner.

2. In relation to the accusative case in grammar.

(Ac*cu`sa*to"ri*al) a. Accusatory.

(Ac*cu`sa*to"ri*al*ly), adv. By way accusation.

(Ac*cu"sa*to*ry) a. [L. accusatorius, fr. accusare.] Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel. Grote.

(Ac*cuse") n. Accusation. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ac*cuse"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Accusing.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. Cause.]

1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense; (Law) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; — with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.

Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
Acts xxiv. 13.

We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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