allegation


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al·le·ga·tion

 (ăl′ĭ-gā′shən)
n.
1. An assertion that someone has done something wrong, often without proof: Allegations of excessive drinking tarnished the CEO's reputation.
2. Law An assertion that someone has engaged in an unlawful act.

[French allégation, from Latin allēgātiō, allēgātiōn-, from allēgātus, past participle of allēgāre, to dispatch, adduce : ad-, ad- + lēgāre, to depute; see legate.]

allegation

(ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of alleging
2. an unproved statement or assertion, esp one in an accusation

al•le•ga•tion

(ˌæl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of alleging; an affirmation or assertion.
2. an assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
3. an assertion made with little or no proof.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin allēgātiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allegation - (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)allegation - (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice"
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
grievance - an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
lodgement, lodgment - bringing a charge or accusation against someone
plaint - (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.allegation - statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to proveallegation - statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
bill of Particulars - the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet
claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

allegation

allegation

noun
The act of asserting positively:
Translations
إدّعاء، زَعْماِدَّعَاء
obviněnítvrzenívýpověď
beskyldningpåstand
väite
navod
staîhæfing
申し立て
주장
anklagelse
ข้อกล่าวหา
lời cáo buộc

allegation

[ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən] Nalegato m

allegation

[ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən] nallégation f
allegations of brutality → allégations de brutalité
allegations of corruption → allégations de corruption
an allegation against sb → une allégation contre qn

allegation

nBehauptung f

allegation

[ˌælɪˈgeɪʃn] naccusa, asserzione f

allege

(əˈledʒ) verb
to say, especially in making a legal statement, without giving proof. He alleged that I had been with the accused on the night of the murder.
allegation (ӕliˈgeiʃən) noun

allegation

اِدَّعَاء obvinění beskyldning Behauptung ισχυρισμός imputación väite allégation navod accusa 申し立て 주장 bewering beskyldning twierdzenie alegação обвинение anklagelse ข้อกล่าวหา iddia lời cáo buộc 主张
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