Definitions for allege
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allege, aver, sayverb
report or maintain
"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: allego, Lat.
Surely the present form of church-government is such, as no law of God, or reason of man, hath hitherto been alleged, of force sufficient to prove they do ill, who, to the utmost of their power, withstand the alteration thereof. Richard Hooker, Preface.
If we forsake the ways of grace or goodness, we cannot allege any colour of ignorance, or want of instruction; we cannot say we have not learned them, or we could not. Thomas Sprat.
He hath a clear and full view, and there is no more to be alleged for his better information. John Locke.
In law, an allegation is a claim of an unproven fact by a party in a pleading, charge, or defense. Until they can be proved, allegations remain merely assertions.
To allege means to claim or assert that someone has done something wrong or illegal, typically without providing proof or evidence. It can also refer to making a statement or claim about something, often in a legal context, that is yet to be proven.
to bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact
to cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge
to produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending
to alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble
Etymology: [See Allay.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lej′, v.t. to produce as an argument or plea: to assert: (B.) to give proofs—n. Allegā′tion, an assertion.—p.adj. Alleged′, cited, quoted. [Through O. Fr. forms from Low L. ex-litigāre, to clear at law. See Allay above.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A French ballast-boat.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'allege' in Verbs Frequency: #755
The numerical value of allege in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of allege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The View, quite honestly, you know, look, I'm sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something, it doesn't matter now.
Quite honestly, you know, look, I'm sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something, it doesn't matter now.
If you allege this so confidently, present the facts. But nobody can present the facts, or doesn't want to.
I did not say vaccines caused disorders, just that they were temporally related -- I did not allege causation. I support vaccines, I receive them myself and I had all of my children vaccinated, in fact today, I received the booster shot for the vaccines I got when I went to Guatemala last year.
I say every time: if you allege this so confidently, present the facts. But nobody can present the facts, or doesn't want to - which it is, I don't know, so before demanding from us that we stop doing something, please present proof that we have done it.
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