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alleged

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adjective al·leged \ə-ˈlejd, -ˈle-jəd\

Simple Definition of alleged

  • : accused of having done something wrong or illegal but not yet proven guilty

  • : said to have happened but not yet proven

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alleged

  1. 1 :  asserted to be true or to exist <an alleged miracle>

  2. 2 :  questionably true or of a specified kind :  supposed, so-called <bought an alleged antique vase>

  3. 3 :  accused but not proven or convicted <an alleged burglar>

allegedly

play \-ˈle-jəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of alleged in a sentence

  1. The alleged thief was arrested.

  2. He denied the alleged conspiracy.



15th Century

First Known Use of alleged

15th century


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alleged

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adjective al·leged \ə-ˈlejd, -ˈle-jəd\

Legal Definition of alleged

  1. 1 :  asserted to be true; especially :  stated in an allegation <alleged crimes>

  2. 2 :  accused but not yet proven or convicted <trial of alleged war criminals — R. G. Neumann>




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