alleged

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

Definition of alleged

1 :accused but not proven or convicted
  • an alleged burglar
2 :asserted to be true or to exist
  • an alleged miracle
  • an alleged conspiracy
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]

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Origin and Etymology of alleged

see allege


Law Dictionary

alleged

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

legal Definition of alleged

1 :asserted to be true; especially :stated in an allegation
  • alleged crimes
2 :accused but not yet proven or convicted
  • trial of alleged war criminals
  • —R. G. Neumann


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