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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allegation  \Al`le*ga"tion\,  n.  [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.  The  act  of  alleging  or  positively  asserting. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  alleged,  asserted,  or  declared;  positive 
  assertion;  formal  averment 
 
  I  thought  their  allegation  but  reasonable.  --Steele. 
 
  3.  (Law)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allegation 
  n  1:  a  formal  accusation  against  somebody  [syn:  {complaint}] 
  2:  statements  affirming  or  denying  certain  matters  of  fact 
  [syn:  {allegement}] 




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