American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something alleged; an assertion: allegations of disloyalty.
- n. The act of alleging.
- n. A statement asserting something without proof: The newspaper's charges of official wrongdoing were mere allegations.
- n. Law An assertion made by a party that must be proved or supported with evidence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Theact of alleging; affirmation; declaration: as, “erroneous allegations of fact,” Hallam.
- n. That which is alleged or asserted; that which is offered as a plea, an excuse, or a justification; an assertion.
- n. In law: The assertion or statement of a party to a suit or other proceeding, civil or criminal, which he undertakes to prove.
- n. The plaintiff's first pleading in a testamentary cause.
- n. In eccles. suits, any pleading subsequent to the first.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of alleging or positively asserting.
- n. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment.
- n. (Law) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.
- n. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
- n. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
- From Middle French allégation, from Latin allegatio, from allegare. See allege. (Wiktionary)
- French allégation, from Latin allēgātiō, allēgātiōn-, from allēgātus, past participle of allēgāre, to dispatch, adduce : ad-, ad- + lēgāre, to depute; see legate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term allegation implies just that, alleged, an unproved assertion.”
“I can reassure the British public that we are very careful in who we fund and this allegation is a very rare one for us but one that causes a great deal of concern.”
“To start, I would love to see the actual transcript of that oral argument to see if this allegation is accurate.”
“Bart: To start, I would love to see the actual transcript of that oral argument to see if this allegation is accurate.”
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“There is an allegation -- I underline "allegation" -- that there was improper conduct having to do with those ballots.”
“Project Vote calls the allegation "absolutely false.”
“And you know, so when I watched that thing with Ms. Sherrod on television, I said, look how fast they got rid of her when the allegation was her discriminating against a white farmer.”
“And when considered in the context of exactly what precipitated the interview question, namely the allegation by the Clinton camp that somehow Obama wasn't qualified because he was willing to speak to other world leaders soon after his election, we are beginning to see the Clinton strategy.”
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