1. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law);
- Example: "an allegation of malpractice"
2. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove;
[syn: allegation, allegement]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Allegation \Al`le*ga"tion\, n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. Allege and Adlegation.] 1. The act of alleging or positively asserting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment [1913 Webster] I thought their allegation but reasonable. --Steele. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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