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Definition of "allegation" []

  • Something alleged; an assertion: allegations of disloyalty. (noun)
  • The act of alleging. (noun)
  • A statement asserting something without proof: The newspaper's charges of official wrongdoing were mere allegations. (noun)
  • Law An assertion made by a party that must be proved or supported with evidence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allegation" in a sentence
  • "The term allegation implies just that, alleged, an unproved assertion."
  • ""I can reassure the British public that we are very careful in who we fund and this allegation is a very rare one for us but one that causes a great deal of concern.""
  • "To start, I would love to see the actual transcript of that oral argument to see if this allegation is accurate."
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