false accusation


false accusation
index defamation, libel

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • false accusation — incorrect charge, libel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • False allegation of child sexual abuse — A false allegation of child sexual abuse is an accusation by a child or young adolescent that a person committed one or more acts of child sexual abuse when in reality there was no perpetration of abuse by the accused person as alleged. Studies… …   Wikipedia

  • accusation — ac|cu|sa|tion [ˌækjuˈzeıʃən] n a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong accusation against ▪ A number of serious accusations have been made against her. ▪ The main accusation levelled against him was that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • false */*/ — UK [fɔːls] / US [fɔls] adjective Word forms false : adjective false comparative falser superlative falsest Other ways of saying false: imitation made to look like something else, usually something more expensive: imitation leather artificial made …   English dictionary

  • False Memory Syndrome Foundation — The False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) is an organization that advocates on behalf of individuals who claim they have been falsely accused of perpetrating child sexual abuse.cite journal|title=Crisis or Creation: A Systematic Examination of… …   Wikipedia

  • false — /fɔls / (say fawls), /fɒls / (say fols) adjective (falser, falsest) 1. not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement; a false accusation. 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: false prophets; a false witness. 3. deceitful; treacherous;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • false —   Ho opunipuni, wahahe e, Also: olohewa, pahilau.    ♦ False fire alarm, kāhea pau ahi olohewa.    ♦ False imprisonment, ho opa ahao pono ole.    ♦ False teeth, niho ku i, niho ho okomo.    ♦ False witness, hō ike ho opunipuni.    ♦ To bring… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • False Decretals — • A name given to certain apocryphal papal letters contained in a collection of canon laws composed about the middle of the ninth century by an author who uses the pseudonym of Isidore Mercator, in the opening preface to the collection Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • false — [ fɔls ] adjective ** 1. ) not true: The report was dismissed as totally false. a false statement/claim/accusation ─ opposite TRUE 2. ) made to look like something real: ARTIFICIAL: false eyelashes a ) not real and intended to trick people: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • accusation — n. 1) to bring, make an accusation against (he brought an accusation of theft against Smith; more usu. is: he accused Smith of theft) 2) to deny; refute an accusation 3) a damaging, grave; false, groundless, unfounded, unjust; sweeping accusation …   Combinatory dictionary


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