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accūsātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.complaint, accusation, indictment.
I. In abstr.: “ratio judiciorum ex accusatione et defensione constat,Cic. Off. 2, 14: “comparare et constituere accusationem,to bring in, Cic. Verr. 1, 1: “intentare,Tac. A. 6, 4: “capessere,id. ib. 4, 52: “exercere,id. H. 2, 10: factitare, to pursue or urge, Cic. Brut. 34: accusatione desistere, to desist from, give up, id. Fragm. Corn. ap. Ascon.; “later, demittere,Aur. Vict. 28, 2: “accusationi respondere,to answer, Cic. Clu. 3.—
II. In concr., the bill of indictment, the action or suit: “in accusationis septem libris,” i. e. in the Orations against Verres, Cic. Or. 29, 103; so Plin. 7, 30, 31, § 110.
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