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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove; (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law).

Usage examples (33)
  • Mr Barroso batted aside the allegation of implied bribery with ease.
  • An allegation of malpractice
  • The term allegation implies just that, alleged, an unproved assertion.
  • That being said, this kind of allegation is newsworthy. for more
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  • An "allegation" is an unsupported statement. That is quite different than an "alligation," which is something that is conjoined or attached to something else. {Rosie: I couldn't find this word in the any dictionary.}
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