allegate

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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from allegation.

Verb[edit]

allegate (third-person singular simple present allegates, present participle allegating, simple past and past participle allegated)

  1. (rare, nonstandard) To make an allegation of; to allege.
    • 1831, W. Henderson, “Rules for improving the Health of the Delicate”, in The Gentleman's Magazine, volume 150, page 626:
      Hence we may infer that, (1) as Phrenologists allegate, the brain is compartmental, each compartment having its own peculiar modes of action, independent of and unaffected by the others []
    • 1966, José Manuel Martínez Bande, Communist Intervention in the Spanish War, 1936-1939, page 44:
      Jesus de Galindes, the Basque Separatist allegates in his book, "Los vascos en el Madrid sitiado" (Vasco Ekin, Buenos Aires, 1945 page 140): "But it is only fair to grant the foresight revealed by the Communist Party.
    • 1967, Vend, volume 21, page 52:
      A brief filed by the ISU allegated the USDA's sugar estimation "was one of the most inflationary devices operated during 1966 to raise a commodity price to food processors and ultimately to consumers."

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Etymology 2[edit]

A confusion of allocate with delegate.

Verb[edit]

allegate (third-person singular simple present allegates, present participle allegating, simple past and past participle allegated)

  1. (transitive, rare, nonstandard) To delegate.
    • 1919, The Oregon State Teachers' Association Quarterly, page 10:
      Upon motion, the chairman was given the power to allegate the fields of investigation to the various committee members.
    • 1963, Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions, volume 88, Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, page A-43:
      Authorizes the Railroad Retirement Board to exercise functions identical to those allegated the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, supra, with respect to indiviudals to whom this portion applies.
    • 1967, Norris G. Haring, Methods in special education, page 379:
      It means that the school doctor and his team must spend more time on discovering neurological deficits and allegate the usual physical checkup to the family physician or pediatric well-child clinic.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

allegate

  1. feminine plural of allegato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

allēgāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of allēgō