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allegedly

[uh-lej-id-lee] /əˈlɛdʒ ɪd li/
adverb
1.
according to what is or has been alleged.
Origin of allegedly
1870-1875
1870-75; alleged + -ly
Related forms
unallegedly, adverb
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allegedly

/əˈlɛdʒɪdlɪ/
adverb
1.
reportedly; supposedly: payments allegedly made to a former colleague
2.
(sentence modifier) it is alleged that
interjection
3.
an exclamation expressing disbelief or scepticism
Usage note
In recent years it has become common for speakers to include allegedly in statements that are controversial or possibly even defamatory. The implication is that, by saying allegedly, the speaker is distancing himself or herself from the controversy and even protecting himself or herself from possible prosecution. However, the effect created may be deliberate. The use of allegedly can be a signal that, although the statement may seem outrageous, it is in fact true: He was drunk at work. Allegedly. Conversely, it is also possible to use allegedly as an expression of ironic scepticism: He's a hard worker. Allegedly
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Word Origin and History for allegedly
adv.

1828, from alleged + -ly (2).

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