the act of alleging; affirmation.
an assertion made with little or no proof.
an assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification.
- mis·al·le·ga·tion, noun
- non·al·le·ga·tion, noun
- pre·al·le·ga·tion, noun
- re·al·le·ga·tion, noun
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How to use allegation in a sentence
Allegations of transphobia are not new in the world of gay online dating.
When I put their allegations to Epstein, he denied them and went into overdrive.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The claim is one of a series of allegations made in a controversial documentary that the BBC has now pulled.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla | Tom Sykes | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When it comes to the increasing number of rape allegations leveled at Bill Cosby, the smoke is becoming impenetrable.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 | Kevin Fallon | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet, a dossier of allegations involving human rights could not help any cardinal at a moment like that.
She, of course, made all sorts of wild allegations, but in none of them did we find any basis of fact.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
Following these sensational allegations, four men were arrested.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
You bandy contradictory allegations; you no longer believe each other; you must appeal to a third party.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete | Honore de Balzac
There was probably considerable ground for all the allegations, except, perhaps, that of infirmity in purpose.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
At last (in 1592) the Queen appointed two members of her Privy Council to inquire into the particulars of his allegations.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for allegation
the act of alleging
an unproved statement or assertion, esp one in an accusation
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