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Definition of the noun allegation

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noun - plural: allegations

  1. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
    • example: an allegation of malpractice
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: accusal / accusation = a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person
    • more specific words:
      • grievance = an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
      • lodgement / lodgment = bringing a charge or accusation against someone
      • plaint = a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
  2. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of allegation: allegement
    • more generic word: claim = an assertion that something is true or factual
    • more specific term: bill of Particulars = the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial

Alternative definition of the noun allegation


  1. An assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts.
  2. The act of alleging.


Allegation: In law, aan allegation is a claim of a fact by a party in a pleading, charge, or defense. Until they can be proved, allegations remain merely assertions.

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Google previewDecisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board, V. 345, August 19 Through December 9, 2005

The allegation is a failure to adhere to the contract.

Thus, where, as here, the General Counsel's sole allegation is the allegation of unlawful modification of the contracts within the meaning of Section 8(d), the Board is limited to determining ...

Google previewCases and Materials on Criminal Law (2010)

by Janet Dine, James Gobert, William Wilson

the allegation is that immediately before taking the property, or at the time of taking it, or immediately after, force was used towards [the complainant] to put him in fear. . . ifyou ...

Google previewMotor Age (1911)

The allegation is that the law is unconstitutional and the state may be forced to return the license fees collected from the owners of cars. In the act there is a provision that the fee or license collected shall be in lieu of all other privileges which ...

Google previewThe Royal Geographical Society and the Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 (2012)

A Report by Clements Robert Markham

The third allegation is that the Spitzbergen sea is more free from ice than any other part of the Arctic Regions. This statement is directly opposed to the evidence of every navigator who has ever reached the edge of the pack on those meridians.

Google previewDecisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (1936)

Rather, the allegation is that Respondent violated the Act because its admitted statutory supervisor and agent, Nocera, had said that the strikers were separated from employment with Respondent. Regardless of the exact words Nocera said, ...

Google previewThis Day in Music: An Every Day Record of Musical Feats and Facts (2010)

An Every Day Record of Musical Feats and Facts by Neil Cossar

The main allegation is that Lederman ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

by Peter Groves

In the case of an ITU application, the trade mark must be used in commerce and an allegation of use filed before the registration can issue. There are two types of allegations of use: (1) an amendment to allege use, which is submitted prior to a ...

Google previewDictionary Of Public Administration (2007)

by U.C. Mandal

Allegation of Use 11 AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Former entitlement program that made public assistance payments on behalf of children who did not have the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1900)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien

then and there, before the allegation of ownership , being unnecessary. "Which check was then and there of the property of said P," is a sufficient allegation that at the time of the larceny the check was the ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary (1847)

Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and Phrases as Occur in the Works of Legal Authors, in the Practice of the Courts, and in the Parliamentary Proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons; to which is Added an Outline of an Action at Law and of a Suit in Equity by Henry James Holthouse

A responsive allegation is a plea which the defendant directs against the plaintiff's charge, or complaint, with the view of controverting the same; a rejoining allegation. as the word implies, is the plaintifl's answer or rejoinder to the ...

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Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could. (William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1G2A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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