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denunciation

noun accusal, accusatio, accusation, anathema, aspersion, backbiting, blame, calumny, carping, castigation, censure, charge, chiding, commination, condemnation, contumely, coup de bec, criticism, damnation, decrial, defamation, delatio, delation, denouncement, deprecation, depreciation, detraction, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discountenance, disparagement, dispraise, excoriation, execration, exposé, faultfinding, fulmination, incrimination, inculpation, indictment, informing against, invective, malediction, objurgation, obloquy, opprobrium, philippic, plaint, rebuke, recrimination, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, reproof, revilement, severe censure, slur, smear, stigmatization, stricture, tirade, tongue-lashing, traducement, upbraiding, utter disapproval, vehement condemnation, vilification, vituperation
See also: accusation, allegation, aspersion, bad repute, blame, charge, complaint, condemnation, contempt, contradiction, conviction, count, criticism, culpability, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disdain, disparagement, expletive, finding of guilt, ignominy, impeachment, imprecation, inculpation, indictment, libel, malediction, notoriety, objection, objurgation, obloquy, onus, outcry, phillipic, profanity, proscription, punishment, reprimand, reproach, revilement, sanction, slander, stigma, stricture, vilification

DENUNCIATION, crim. law. This term is used by the civilians to signify the act by which au individual informs a public officer, whose duty it is to prosecute offenders, that a crime has been committed. It differs from a complaint. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bro. C. L. 447; 2 Id. 389; Ayl. Parer. 210, Poth. Proc. Cr. sect. 2, Sec. 2.

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Here, with a very few words of explanation, mingled with scarce but ominous denunciations against the plunderers, he made his wife acquainted with the state of things on the prairie, and announced his own determination to compensate himself for his broken rest, by devoting the remainder of the night to sleep.
That vile and slanderous calumniator, the GAZETTE;' these, and other spirit-stirring denunciations, were strewn plentifully over the columns of each, in every number, and excited feelings of the most intense delight and indignation in the bosoms of the townspeople.
The savages went off uttering the wildest denunciations of hostility, mingled with opprobrious terms in broken English, and gesticulations of the most insulting kind.
In all these denunciations my companion and I acquiesced, while we extolled the character of the warlike Typees.
been loudest in his denunciations that morning--besought the Howajji
It was said that Elizabetha Prokofievna and her daughters had there and then denounced the prince in the strongest terms, and had refused any further acquaintance and friendship with him; their rage and denunciations being redoubled when Varia Ardalionovna suddenly arrived and stated that Aglaya had been at her house in a terrible state of mind for the last hour, and that she refused to come home.
WOULD be the most appropriate motto for this chapter, because, intimidated by the threats, denunciations, and complaints showered upon me in consequence of taking the liberty to end a certain story as I liked, I now yield to the amiable desire of giving satisfaction, and, at the risk of outraging all the unities, intend to pair off everybody I can lay my hands on.
Lady Jane was the old Earl's favourite daughter, and tended him and loved him sincerely: as for Lady Emily, the authoress of the "Washerwoman of Finchley Common," her denunciations of future punishment (at this period, for her opinions modified afterwards) were so awful that they used to frighten the timid old gentleman her father, and the physicians declared his fits always occurred after one of her Ladyship's sermons.
They further said: The Kingdom's condemnation and denunciation of the cowardly terrorist bombing which occurred recently in Ankara also reflects the cohesion between the Kingdom and Turkey and their stand in the same trench against terrorism which the Kingdom its self has countered forcefully, decisively and relentlessly.
Manama, July 27 (BNA): More tribes, families, associations, clubs and individuals have expressed their full denunciation and condemnation of flagrant Iranian interferences in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and stressed Bahrain's genuine Arab and Islamic identity.
During Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, "the denunciation of a convention between Ukraine's government and the Republic of Cyprus" was at the top of the agenda and was promptly approved.
The Government of Ukraine submits to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a bill on denunciation of the Convention between Ukraine and the Republic of Cyprus and immediately launches a negotiation process with Cyprus on a new agreement to adapt with the European standards.