- allegheny barberry,
- allegheny mountains
Origin of alleged
verb (used with object), al·leged, al·leg·ing.
Origin of allege
Examples from the Web for alleged
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.
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|DAILY BEAST
Many times, victims drop out of school, while their alleged attackers graduate.
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|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|DAILY BEAST
No two authorities agree as to the place of these alleged magnetic mountains.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth|William Gilbert of Colchester
The alleged inheritance of the effects of use and disuse in our domestic animals must be very slow and slight.Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?|William Platt Ball
The Bœotians alleged that there was no law permitting women to act as judges; an equal number of men were therefore chosen.
Nor can inconvenience to the community be alleged as an objection to such a regulation.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
So much for the negative evidence that any such genuine document as the alleged Charter of 7th December 1639 had ever existed.
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for allege
mid-15c., "quoted," past participle adjective from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."
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.