A.accusation, charge, “ἔ. τινι ἔχειν” S.Ph. 323, cf.Tr.361, Antipho 3.2.9, etc.; ἐγκλήματα ἔχειν τινός, = ἐγκαλεῖν τι, Th.1.26; ἔ. ποιεῖν τι make a thing matter of complaint, Id.3.53; ἐγκλήματα ποιεῖσθαι bring accusations, Id.1.126; τὰ ἐ. τὰ ἔς τινας complaints respecting . . , ib.79; “ἐν ἐγκλήματι γίγνεσθαι” D.18.251; γίγνεται or ἐστὶ ἔγκλημά μοι πρός τινα I have ground of complaint respecting him, X.Cyr.1.2.6, Lys.10.23; λύειν ἔ. clear away a charge, Plb.2.52.4; “λόγοις τὰ ἐ. διαλύεσθαι” Th.1.140.
II. in Law, written complaint: generally, of complaints which were to lead to private suits, ἔ. λαγχάνειν τινί file a complaint against . . , D.34.16, al., cf. PTeb.616 (ii A. D.).
2. defect, Gal.14.20.