allegation meaning

[ ˌæli'geiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "allegation" in a sentence
Noun: allegation  `alu'geyshun
  1. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
    "an allegation of malpractice" 
  2. Statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
    - allegement

Derived forms: allegations

Type of: accusal, accusation, claim

Encyclopedia: Allegation

noun [C]

a public statement that is made without giving proof, accusing sb of doing sth that is wrong or illegal:

He will be forced to resign if the allegations made against him are true.

serious allegations of corruption

n. Any statement of fact in a statement of case, affidavit, or indictment. In civil cases it is the duty of the party who makes an allegation to adduce evidence in support of it at trial, under the principle of "he who asserts must prove".


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  1. their allegations were simply laughed out of court.
  2. he can produce evidence to support his allegations.
  3. you're making vague allegation.
  4. one allegation often made is that noise produces mental illness.
  5. we have no intention of lying down under these absurd allegations.

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