declared or stated to be as described; asserted: The alleged murderer could not be located for questioning.
doubtful; suspect; supposed: The alleged cure-all produced no results when it was tested by reputable doctors.
- un·al·leged, adjective
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How to use alleged in a sentence
In its campaign against Apple, SumOfUs cites the tech giant’s alleged role in helping Beijing censor and surveil its citizens.Apple introduces new human rights policy after criticism of censorship in China | Grady McGregor | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission had dismissed the claim against him, Barrios said, but actually the group just determined it was not something they could legally look into, because he was a volunteer at the time of the alleged event.
Months after a high-profile successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange last year, the company faced allegations of fraud and was the subject of class-action lawsuits over “alleged misstatements and omissions” in its IPO filing documents.Jumia, Africa’s e-commerce leader, is paying out $5 million to settle class-action fraud lawsuits | Yomi Kazeem | August 12, 2020 | Quartz
Attorney Coleen Cusack for weeks tried to access footage of Rich Brooks, 54, being ticketed last August for his alleged failure to comply with an MTS officer’s order, a charge Brooks said the video would help dispute.MTS Purged Body Camera Footage Before Man’s Attorney Could Access it | Lisa Halverstadt | July 21, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The rule changes arguably provide more due process protections for alleged perpetrators that many observers and some courts found were lacking in the past.Here’s How The New Title IX Regulations Will Affect Sexual Assault Cases on Campus | LGBTQ-Editor | May 7, 2020 | No Straight News
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star | Robert Silverman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They waved down a pair of responding cops who followed the alleged cop killer into the subway.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish | M.L. Nestel | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many times, victims drop out of school, while their alleged attackers graduate.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star | Robert Silverman | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over the years, several MPs have alleged cover-ups or suggested that investigations were shut down by senior security officials.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys | Nico Hines | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The military commission this week was to focus on the alleged FBI infiltration of one of the defense teams.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start | Tim Mak | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much glamour has been cast upon the names of Solomon and David by their alleged writings.
The order of the Queen was alleged, and the authority of the Governor was interposed.
My point is not that these heroes were bad men, but that, in a book alleged to be the word of God, they are treated as heroes.
The alleged fact of the Resurrection is of immense importance to hundreds of millions of people.
The fact alleged, then, is miraculous and important, and the evidence in proof of such a fact should be overwhelmingly strong.
British Dictionary definitions for alleged
stated or described to be such; presumed: the alleged murderer
dubious: an alleged miracle
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