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al·leged

 (ə-lĕjd′, ə-lĕj′ĭd)
adj.
Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed: an alleged conspiracy; an alleged traitor; an alleged victim of a crime.

al·leg′ed·ly (ə-lĕj′ĭd-lē) adv.

allegedly

(əˈlɛdʒɪdlɪ)
adv
1. reportedly; supposedly: payments allegedly made to a former colleague.
2. (sentence modifier) it is alleged that
interj
an exclamation expressing disbelief or scepticism
Usage: In recent years it has become common for speakers to include allegedly in statements that are controversial or possibly even defamatory. The implication is that, by saying allegedly, the speaker is distancing himself or herself from the controversy and even protecting himself or herself from possible prosecution. However, the effect created may be deliberate. The use of allegedly can be a signal that, although the statement may seem outrageous, it is in fact true: He was drunk at work. Allegedly. Conversely, it is also possible to use allegedly as an expression of ironic scepticism: He's a hard worker. Allegedly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.allegedly - according to what has been alleged; "he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife"

allegedly

adverb supposedly, apparently, reportedly, by all accounts, reputedly, purportedly His van allegedly struck her as she was crossing the street.
Translations

allegedly

[əˈledʒɪdlɪ] ADVpresuntamente, supuestamente
the crimes he had allegedly committedlos crímenes que presuntamente or supuestamente había cometido
his van allegedly struck two peoplesegún se afirma or supuestamente, su furgoneta atropelló a dos personas
allegedly illegal immigrantsinmigrantes presuntamente ilegales
his allegedly beautiful wifesu esposa, que según se dice es muy bella

allegedly

[əˈlɛdʒɪdli] advprétendument
the crime he allegedly committed → le crime qu'il a prétendument commis

allegedly

[əˈlɛdʒɪdlɪ] advda quel che si dice, secondo quanto si asserisce
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A CIVIL servant and his family were allegedly abused in by a group of four drunk youths who also tried to make a video of his wife on Wednesday night.
He then allegedly offered her $3,000 if she would act like a baby for a weekend, and allow him to bathe her, dress her and change her diaper.
A child's train set and an Adidas back pack were allegedly taken from Argos in Regent Walk, Redcar, on August 24 at 11.
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