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Definition of the verb to allege
What does to allege mean as a doing phrase?
To allege is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: alleged | alleging | alleges
- report or maintain
- examples: He alleged that he was the victim of a crime | They allege that there was a traffic accident
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of allege: aver / say
- more generic words: assert / asseverate / maintain = state categorically
- more specific word: plead = make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
Alternative definition of the verb to allege
- [obsolete] To lighten, diminish.
- [obsolete, transitive] To state under oath, to plead.
- [archaic] To cite or quote an author or his work for or against.
- [transitive] To adduce (something) as a reason, excuse, support etc.
- [transitive] To make a claim as justification or proof; to make an assertion without proof.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for To Allege
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Justice and Punishment (2000)
The Rationale of Coercion by Matt Matravers
The point is that given the failure of the logical argument of Rawls and of the psychological impossibility argument of Braithwaite and Pettit, all that one needs to allege is that there are circumstances that are not fantastic in which dominion ...
1984 Arrives in America (2005)
by George A. Mathewson
All we need to allege is that the search is necessary as part of an investigation to protect the U.S. from clandestine intelligence activities — in this case we can point out that the Arab that travels with the congressman could be a Saudi ...
by Peter Groves
an amendment to allege use, which is submitted prior to a mark being approved for publication; and (2) a statement of use, which is submitted within three years of the date of the issuance of the ...
Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases
tory liability for a failure to fence the road ; and therefore a com- plaint which fails to allege either negligence or carelessness or a failure to fence is insufficient and fatally defective.1 If the complaint is insufficient to state a cause of action under ...
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found by Samuel Johnson
To ALLEGE. v. a. [allogo, Latin.] 1. To affirm ; to declare ...
In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, with Practical Directions and Forms, Arranged Under Each Title by Thomas Lee
To allege diminution, seems therefore to be the assigning of defects in the record sent or returned from below, for error, and praying a writ to the justices of C. P. e.g. who certified the record before, to certify the whole thereof. On alleging ...
A Dictionary (1841)
English and Burmese by Charles Lane
to simulate, to allege falsely, дэсооэ £сэоэ£ооэ5а££эоэ5 Pretend, v. n. to put in a claim, £j£ ...
by Ernest Weekley
allegare, "to allege or hring forth, to name" (Coop.), hut in form OF. alegier, var. of eslegier, ...
Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference
To ALLEGE. v. a. [allego, Lat.) 1. To affirm; to declare; to maintain. 2. To plead as an excuse, or produce as an argument.—Surely the present form of church government is such, as no law of God, or reason of man, hath hitherto been alleged, ...
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