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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Accuse

ACCU'SE, verb transitive [Latin accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, suit, or process, cause. See Cause.]

1. To charge with, or declare to have committed a crime, either by plaint, or complaint, information, indictment, or impeachment; to charge with an offense against the laws, judicially or by a public process; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.

2. To charge with a fault; to blame.

Their thoughts, in the meanwhile, accusing or excusing one another. Romans 2:15.

It is followed by of before the subject of accusation; the use of for after this verb is illegitimate.