What does Allegation mean?

Definitions for Allegationˌæl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allegation(noun)

    (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)

    "an allegation of malpractice"

  2. allegation, allegement(noun)

    statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove


  1. allegation(Noun)

    An assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts.

    She put forth several allegations regarding her partner in hopes of discrediting his actions.

  2. allegation(Noun)

    The act of alleging.

  3. Origin: From allégation, from allegatio, from allegare. See allege.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allegation(noun)

    the act of alleging or positively asserting

  2. Allegation(noun)

    that which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment

  3. Allegation(noun)

    a statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved

  4. Origin: [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. Allegation

    An allegation is a claim of a fact by a party in a pleading, which the party claims to be able to prove. Allegations remain assertions without proof, until they can be proved. There are also marital allegations: marriage bonds and allegations exist for couples who applied to marry by licence. They do not exist for couples who married by banns. The marriage allegation was the document in which the couple alleged that there were no impediments to the marriage. Generally, in a civil complaint, a plaintiff alleges facts sufficient to establish all the elements of the claim and thus states a cause of action. The plaintiff must then carry the burden of proof and the burden of persuasion in order to succeed in the lawsuit. A defendant can allege affirmative defenses in its answer to the complaint. Other allegations are required in a pleading to establish the correct jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allegation' in Nouns Frequency: #1759


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allegation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allegation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nazifullah Salarzai:

    If the investigation proves that the allegation against him is true, Afghan law will be enforced on him.

  2. Hamid Babaei:

    This is a baseless and unfounded allegation fabricated to tarnish the Iranian government image, particularly aimed at hampering current nuclear talks.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A stupid laughs his foolish head off on being called by the people the slave of his spouse, but a strong man being a wise heart takes it as a wicked allegation by them and proves it wrong.

  4. Chin Leng Lim:

    When the allegation is unfair subsidization, you've got to remember that you're not just going after companies abroad for behaving unfairly. You're going after an entire foreign economy for being run differently.

  5. An NCIS spokesman:

    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is in receipt of an allegation that Mr. O'Neill may have revealed classified information to persons not authorized to receive such information, in response, NCIS has initiated an investigation to determine the merit of the allegations.

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