verb (used with object), al·leged, al·leg·ing.
- allegheny barberry
Origin of allege
Examples from the Web for allege
They also allege their children are not in fact siblings, despite having been told they were.
Army officials also allege that he worked for ethnic rebels as a “communications captain.”Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And what do you allege that Mr. Davis did unlawfully in this one?
So she made changes that have transformed the Times online; is that what her critics mean when they allege she was disruptive?The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hannan never threatened to “out” Dr. V as transgender, as many of his outraged critics now allege.Pressuring Journalists Won’t Protect Transgender People|James Kirchick|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She can allege but one,—that of her reasonable policy supported by her might.
In many cases it is unnecessary to allege or prove ownership of the property the subject of the indictment.
It is utterly illogical to allege that evolution has banished final causes.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
Towards hostile states it had the plea of right; towards the favourably disposed it could allege necessity.The Thirty Years War, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
We allege nothing of which we cannot furnish recent examples.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Henry Martyn Baird
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for allege
c.1300. It has the form of one French verb and the meaning of another. The form is Anglo-French aleger, Old French eslegier "to clear at law," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) and litigare "bring suit" (see litigate); however eslegier meant "acquit, clear of charges in a lawsuit." It somehow acquired the meaning of French alléguer, from Latin allegare "send for, bring forth, name, produce in evidence," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + legare "to depute, send" (see legate). Related: Alleged; alleging.