Definition of allegation
- Some former colleagues have made serious allegations against him.
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?
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: a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal
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