allegation








noun

  1. the act of alleging; affirmation.
  2. an assertion made with little or no proof.
  3. an assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
  4. a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification.

noun

  1. the act of alleging
  2. an unproved statement or assertion, esp one in an accusation
n.

early 15c., “action of alleging,” from Middle French all├ęgation, from Latin allegationem (nominative allegatio) “a sending, despatching,” noun of action from past participle stem of allegare (see allege).

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