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
In the meantime, her case is buzzing around financial circles and has become a reminder that allegations of fake news are hardly confined to the political world.
Bello was allowed to resign from the hospital in 2015 amid sexual harassment allegations, according to two law enforcement officials.
That’s one of several incendiary allegations in Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s new op-ed in the Washington Post.
Other than categorically denying the allegations, the statement from Strange's campaign did not explain the donations.
President Donald Trump’s unfounded allegations that millions voted illegally in 2016 is back in the news, with his supporters pointing to a new analysis that claims millions of undocumented immigrants voted in 2008.
Interviews with administration officials revealed that Obama directly confronted Putin over the allegations during a meeting of world leaders in China.
The President took to social media on Friday night to vent about Russia hacking allegations that have been circulating even prior to his swearing in.
Johnson's attorney, Thomas McAdam, also sent a letter to the Courier-Journal demanding the news organization retract and delete three stories about the allegations or face a libel suit.
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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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