alleged

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adjective al·leged \ə-ˈlejd, -ˈle-jəd\

Definition of alleged

  1. 1 :  accused but not proven or convicted <an alleged burglar>

  2. 2 :  asserted to be true or to exist <an alleged miracle> <an alleged conspiracy>

  3. 3 :  questionably true or of a specified kind :  supposed, so-called <bought an alleged antique vase>

allegedly

play \-ˈle-jəd-lē\ adverb <She allegedly stole the money. [=she is alleged to have stolen the money]>

Origin and Etymology of alleged

see allege


First Known Use: 1509


Law Dictionary

alleged

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adjective al·leged \ə-ˈlejd, -ˈle-jəd\

Legal Definition of alleged

  1. 1 :  asserted to be true; especially :  stated in an allegation <alleged crimes>

  2. 2 :  accused but not yet proven or convicted <trial of alleged war criminals — R. G. Neumann>



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