- allege ► VERB ▪ claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof.DERIVATIVES alleged adjective allegedly adverb.ORIGIN originally in the sense «declare on oath»: from Old French esligier, from Latin lis 'lawsuit' ; confused in sense with Latin allegare 'allege' .
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alleged — al·leged /ə lejd, le jəd/ adj 1: asserted to be true; esp: stated in an allegation alleged crimes 2: accused but not yet proven or convicted trial of alleged war criminals R. G. Neumann Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law … Law dictionary
alleged — alleged, allegedly 1. Alleged is pronounced as two syllables, and allegedly as four. 2. Their role is to distinguish an unproven accusation (i.e., an allegation) from a proven fact or event (the victim of the alleged fraud / their alleged… … Modern English usage
alleged — [ə lejd′, ə lej′id] adj. 1. so declared, but without proof or legal conviction [the alleged assassin] 2. called by this term, but perhaps improperly so; so called [his alleged friends] allegedly adv … English World dictionary
alleged — (adj.) mid 15c., quoted, pp. adjective from ALLEGE (Cf. allege). Attested from 1610s in sense of brought forth in court; 1670s as asserted but not proved … Etymology dictionary
alleged — [adj] asserted, often doubtful averred, declared, described, dubious, ostensible, pretended, professed, purported, questionable, so called, stated, supposed, suspect, suspicious; concept 552 Ant. certain, definite, sure … New thesaurus
alleged — al|leged [əˈledʒd] adj [only before noun] formal an alleged crime, fact etc is one that someone says has happened or is true, although it has not been proved alleged offence/crime/incident etc ▪ their alleged involvement in international… … Dictionary of contemporary English
alleged — adjective Date: 15th century 1. asserted to be true or to exist < an alleged miracle > 2. questionably true or of a specified kind ; supposed, so called < bought an alleged antique vase > 3. accused but not proven or convicted … New Collegiate Dictionary
alleged — [[t]əle̱ʤd[/t]] ♦♦ ADJ: ADJ n An alleged fact has been stated but has not been proved to be true. [FORMAL] They have begun a hunger strike in protest at the alleged beating. ...a list of alleged war criminals. Derived words: allegedly… … English dictionary
alleged — /euh lejd , euh lej id/, adj. 1. declared or stated to be as described; asserted: The alleged murderer could not be located for questioning. 2. doubtful; suspect; supposed: The alleged cure all produced no results when it was tested by reputable… … Universalium
alleged — adjective (only before noun) an alleged fact, quality etc is supposed to be true although there is no proof that it actually is: reports of alleged police brutality … Longman dictionary of contemporary English