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
But given the confusing jurisdictional anomalies of U.S. airspace, allegations may end up with a police or sheriff’s department in the flight’s city of destination, through which the victim—or assailant—may only be passing.
The medical board lifted its sanctions in 1987, but new and more serious allegations would later lead to another investigation, one that couldn’t be dismissed with the stroke of a pen.
The scandal resolves around allegations that Park allowed her friend of 40 years, Choi Soon-sil, to manipulate government affairs and extort money from businesses.
Election exit polls suggest that allegations over his treatment of women have made a majority of voters feel uncomfortable.
The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated.
The authority investigated allegations that an off-duty officer attacked Ms. Moore’s then 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter in 2007 over an apparent playground altercation with the officer’s son—and then had her children arrested.
If the allegations are true, Ono and Opening Ceremony should be ashamed of themselves.
Indeed, the military's excuses have proven so unsatisfactory that people have accused it of complicity in the attacks, allegations which have gained so much traction that the military actually conveneda briefing just to try and deny them.
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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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