accusation defined in 1939 yearaccusation - Accusation;
accusation - Term used in English law. It is a crime to accuse or threaten to accuse; or to send to any person any letter or writing with intent to extort money or gain, accusing or threatening to accuse either that person or another of a crime, or of any misconduct not amounting to a crime. For example, when a man wrote a letter to M. demanding 10s. and adding "if I do not get it I shall let Mrs. M. know of your doings with Kate ___" the sender of the letter was held guilty of demanding money with menaces In England this is popularly known as blackmail.
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