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See also: allégation
- (UK, US) enPR: ăl'ĭ-gā'shən, IPA(key): /ˌæl.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌæl.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
allegation (plural allegations)
- An assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts.
- She put forth several allegations regarding her partner in hopes of discrediting his actions.
- 2011 December 14, Steven Morris, “Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave”, Guardian:
- Philip Miles, defending, said: "This was a single instance, there was no allegation of continuing behaviour over a long period of time."
- 2004 April 15, “Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer”, The Scotsman:
- A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal."
- The act of alleging.
an assertion or accusation