Meaning of allegation in English:


Pronunciation /alɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

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  • A claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

    ‘after leaving he made allegations of corruption against the company’
    • ‘ allegations that the army was operating a shoot-to-kill policy’
    • ‘The burden of proof in an allegation of undue influence rests upon the person who claims to have been wronged.’
    • ‘He said in the case of the association some people had been making allegations without proof.’
    • ‘Any allegation for nuisance is often met with a counter allegation which must also be investigated.’
    • ‘The woman and her boyfriend refused to comment about the allegations in The Mail on Sunday.’
    • ‘We deny all the implied allegations and insinuations in the strongest possible terms.’
    • ‘We totally reject the serious allegations and innuendos contained in the article.’
    • ‘Police investigated the allegation but found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.’
    • ‘He made no comment to the police but gave them a written statement denying the allegation.’
    • ‘His comments were ignored by the media as he did not have the proof to back up his allegations.’
    • ‘The Tory group has stressed that the allegations do not concern any illegal activities.’
    • ‘Several allegations were investigated by police but no charges were ever brought.’
    • ‘He once famously got an injunction banning anyone from repeating the allegation that he dyes his hair.’
    • ‘It is evident there is no truth in the single allegation made against me.’
    • ‘Details of the allegation have not been revealed but it is understood to have happened in a public area.’
    • ‘The allegation was that he exceeded his powers by having the complainant's car towed away.’
    • ‘West Yorkshire Police said they have not been able to substantiate any of the allegations.’
    • ‘I don't know the inside story on the allegations of racism that have been investigated.’
    • ‘Of course there needs to be safeguards for teachers from false and malicious allegations.’
    • ‘I know of several occasions when allegations in newspapers have been well wide of the mark.’
    • ‘It's been very hurtful, and no one has been prepared to put their names to these allegations.’
    claim, assertion, declaration, statement, proclamation, contention, argument, affirmation, averment, avowal, attestation, testimony, certification, evidence, witness, charge, accusation, suggestion, implication, hint, insinuation, indication, intimation, imputation, plea, pretence, profession
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Late Middle English from Latin allegatio(n-), from allegare ‘allege’.