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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Confidently stated to be so but without proof; alleged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective stated as a fact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective stated, declared or alleged, especially with confidence but no proof
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of assert.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective confidently declared to be so

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