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Definition of "alleged" []

  • Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed. (adjective)

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 "alleged" in a sentence
  • "A quick but essential clarification: It is important to note that I use the term alleged in regard to Spirit and that it is always implied whether stated or not."
  • "A compromise strategy is to use the term "alleged victim," although as many rape victim advocates point out, victims who report other crimes are rarely questioned about whether or not they were victimized."
  • "Using the term "alleged victim" treats the woman or man with respect and crucially preserves the presumption of innocence for the alleged perpetrator."