Word of the day–Allegation

Allegation al·le·ga·tion [al-i-gey-shuhn]

noun

  • the act of alleging; affirmation.
  • an assertion made with little or no proof.
  • Unproved statement or assertion, esp one in an accusation
  • an assertion, claim, declaration, or statement made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
  • A statement of claimed fact contained in a complaint, a criminal charge, or an affirmative defense.
  • a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification.
  • a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal

 

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