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allegation

al·le·ga·tion

allegation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae lih geI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an assertion made in the absence of positive proof.
An investigation was launched to see if there was any truth to the allegations made against the governor.
synonyms:
affirmation, assertion, declaration, predication
similar words:
acknowledgment, avowal
definition 2: in law, an assertion that must be proven by the party who made it.
synonyms:
accusation, charge, complaint
similar words:
assertion, declaration
definition 3: the act of alleging.
synonyms:
accusation, affidavit, assertion, avowal, claim, complaint, declaration, deposition, proclamation
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