Definition of allegation
1 : the act of alleging something
2 : a positive assertion especially of misconduct <Some former colleagues have made serious allegations against him.>; specifically : a statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove
3 : an assertion unsupported and by implication regarded as unsupportable
Examples of allegation in a sentence
The police are investigating allegations that the mayor has accepted bribes.
There have been allegations of fraud in the city government.
You're making a serious allegation. Do you have any proof?
Origin and Etymology of allegation
First Known Use: 15th century
ALLEGATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of allegation for English Language Learners
: a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal
ALLEGATION Defined for Kids
Definition of allegation for Students
: a statement that is not supported by proof and that usually accuses someone of wrongdoing
Legal Definition of allegation
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