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ac·cu·sa·tive / əˈkyoōzətiv/ Gram. • adj. relating to or denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives that expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion. • n. a word in the accusative case. ∎  (the accusative) the accusative case.

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ac·cuse / əˈkyoōz/ • v. charge (someone) with an offense or crime: accused of murder. ∎  claim that (someone) has done something wrong. DERIVATIVES: ac·cus·er n.

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accusative (gram.) case expressing chiefly destination or the goal of motion. XV. — (O)F. accusatif or L. accūsātīvus (sc. cāsus case), f. pp. stem of accūsāre ACCUSE. L. cāsus accūsātīvus renders Gr. ptôsis aitiātikḗ case of accusing.

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accuse XIII. — OF. acuser, (also mod.) accuser :- L. accūsāre, f. AC- + causa CAUSE.
So accusation XIV.

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