- 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.
Origin of alleged
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- stated or described to be such; presumedthe alleged murderer
- dubiousan alleged miracle
Word Origin and History for unalleged
mid-15c., "quoted," past participle adjective from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper