Definitions for allegedly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•legedəˈlɛdʒd, əˈlɛdʒ ɪd(adj.)

  1. declared or stated to be as described; asserted:

    an alleged murderer.

  2. doubtful; suspect; supposed:

    an alleged cure.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allegedly(adverb)

    according to what has been alleged

    "he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife"


  1. allegedly(Adverb)

    According to someone's allegation.

    The suspect was allegedly involved in the robbery, but his alibi placed him in another state at the time.

  2. allegedly(Adverb)

    According to someone's conspicuous impressions (which could be alleged ensuingly).

    The game is allegedly exciting.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'allegedly' in Adverbs Frequency: #422


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