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Pronunciation:  `alu'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
  2. [n]  a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice"

ALLEGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allegement
 See Also: accusal, accusation, bill of Particulars, claim, grievance, lodgement, lodgment, plaint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
1. The act of alleging or positively asserting.

2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive
   assertion; formal averment

         I thought their allegation but reasonable. --Steele.

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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A statement of the issues in a written document (a pleading) which a person is prepared to prove in court.
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