What does allegation mean?

Definitions for allegation
ˌæl ɪˈgeɪ ʃənal·le·ga·tion

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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

How to pronounce allegation?

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  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

Examples of allegation in a Sentence

  1. Joey Jackson:

    The allegation is that he was he was extraordinarily careless.

  2. President Dilma Rousseff:

    We are ready to answer every (allegation) in any circumstances.

  3. Denise Long:

    We take this allegation very seriously, as food safety is a top priority.

  4. Acting AFP Commissioner Neil Gaughan:

    I reject the allegation ... that we are trying to intimidate journalists.

  5. De Laurentiis:

    The allegation of an affair was a fabrication back in 2010 and remains so today.

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