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Borrowed from Old French alegier (French: alléger), from Late Latin allevio. Compare alleviate.


alegge (third-person singular simple present alegges, present participle alegging, simple past and past participle alegged)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To allay or alleviate; to lighten.
    • Edmund Spenser
      That shall alegge this bitter blast.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alegge in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)