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?
Recent Examples of allegation from the Web
The city's Law Department, which is fighting the lawsuits, declined comment on the allegations.
The civil suit, filed by the former Explorer identified only as N.C., also claims the police department attempted to conceal the allegations.
The allegations were part of civil suits that International Mineral Resources filed in Washington and New York accusing the Russian firm, EuroChem VolgaKaliy, of corporate espionage.
Tiffany Thompson filed a police report that included allegations of domestic violence by Elliott on five separate occasions from July 17 to July 22.
A second collapsed in 2014, for lack of witnesses to substantiate the allegations.
But while many of these allegations are as old as porn itself—and most of them don’t stand up to serious scrutiny—there's at least one accusation that could use a harder look: Race relations.
Lawyers for both men did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday on Shulick’s allegations.
The allegations cover a time period from Jan. 10, 2013, through Nov. 30.
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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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