An allegation is a statement saying that someone has done something wrong.

The company has denied the allegations...

Allegations of brutality and theft have been levelled at the army.


English dictionary. 2008.


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  • allégation — [ a(l)legasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. jurid. allegatio 1 ♦ Didact. ou littér. Citation qu on fait de quelque texte autorisé pour s en prévaloir, affirmation étayée sur cette citation. « La première audience fut levée sur cette audacieuse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • allegation — al·le·ga·tion /ˌa lə gā shən/ n 1: the act of alleging 2 a: a statement not yet proven allegation s in an affidavit b: a statement by a party to a lawsuit of what the party will attempt to prove …   Law dictionary

  • allegation — UK US /ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun [C] ► a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but which has not been proved to be true: allegation about sth »The chief executive of the company resigned last autumn over allegations about his… …   Financial and business terms

  • allegation — Allegation. s. f. Citation. L Allegation d un passage, d une loy. fausse allegation. ce discours est tout remply d allegations. Il sign. aussi, Les raisons & les authoritez, qui sont rapportées dans un discours. Il respondit fort pertinemment à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Allegation — Al le*ga tion, n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. {Allege} and {Adlegation}.] 1. The act of alleging or positively asserting. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allégation — ALLÉGATION. s. f. Citation d une autorité, d un passage, d un fait, etc. L allégation d un passage, d une loi. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la simple proposition d une chose qu on met en avant. Il répondit fort pertinemment aux allégations de ses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • allegation — (n.) early 15c., action of alleging, from M.Fr. allégation, from L. allegationem (nom. allegatio) a sending, despatching, noun of action from pp. stem of allegare (see ALLEGE (Cf. allege)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allegation — [al΄ə gā′shən] n. [ME allegacioun < OFr allegation < L allegatio < allegare: see ALLEGE] 1. the act of alleging 2. something alleged; assertion 3. an assertion made without proof 4. Law an assertion, made in a pleading, that its maker… …   English World dictionary

  • allegation — [n] assertion placing blame accusation, affirmation, asservation, avowal, charge, claim, declaration, deposition, overment, plea, profession, statement; concept 49 …   New thesaurus

  • allegation — qu on fait par malice, plus que par bonne foy, Calumnia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • allegation — ► NOUN ▪ a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically made without proof …   English terms dictionary

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