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 allegations remain under investigation by the USPS and the sheriff's office.
The church issued a statement Wednesday saying its staffers reported the allegation to law enforcement Monday immediately after learning about it.
Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in a New York mob investigation that includes allegations of fraud in a $25 million hospital expansion and in other public building projects.
The French presidential election came up once more when the two leaders were asked about allegations of Russian interference.
But back channels can be used in different ways The most explosive possible allegations aren’t that back channels were used during the transition.
Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into Russia-Trump campaign connections, including allegations that there may have been collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Sheldon has told the Tribune the goal of Blue Star was to help investigators focus on the most serious allegations of harm.
But in 2013, one of his most famous investigations — that of David Ranta, an unemployed drug addict convicted of murdering a Hasidic rabbi — suddenly unraveled under allegations that he had been framed.
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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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