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alleged

[uh-lejd, uh-lej-id]
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adjective
  1. declared or stated to be as described; asserted: The alleged murderer could not be located for questioning.
  2. doubtful; suspect; supposed: The alleged cure-all produced no results when it was tested by reputable doctors.

Origin of alleged

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at allege, -ed2
Related formsun·al·leged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unalleged

alleged

adjective (prenominal)
  1. stated or described to be such; presumedthe alleged murderer
  2. dubiousan alleged miracle
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Word Origin and History for unalleged

alleged

adj.

mid-15c., "quoted," past participle adjective from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."

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