A charging of someone with a misdeed
The act of accusing
The history of this accusation is by no means clear.
His accusation and fury were plain on his flushed face.
He was not popular with his subjects, who even brought an accusation against him in Rome, on which occasion he was defended by Tiberius.
On the 16th Germinal, Tallien procured a decree of accusation against him, but he was already in safety, taking refuge probably at Lausanne.
No accusation made by a critic ever fell so wide of the mark.