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See also: allégation



Borrowed from Middle French allégation, from Latin allegatio, from allegare. See allege.


  • (UK, US) enPR: ăl'ĭ-gā'shən, IPA(key): /ˌæl.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌæl.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
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    Rhymes: -eɪʃən


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allegation (plural allegations)

  1. 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”, in Guardian[1]:
      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”, in The Scotsman[2]:
      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."
  2. The act of alleging.


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