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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allege  \Al*lege"\  ([a^]l*l[e^]j"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alleged} 
  (-l[e^]jd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Alleging}.]  [OE.  aleggen  to 
  bring  forward  as  evidence,  OF  esligier  to  buy  prop.  to  free 
  from  legal  difficulties,  fr  an  assumed  LL  exlitigare  L.  ex 
  +  litigare  to  quarrel,  sue  (see  {Litigate}).  The  word  was 
  confused  with  L.  allegare  (see  {Allegation}),  and  lex  law. 
  Cf  {Allay}.] 
  1.  To  bring  forward  with  positiveness;  to  declare;  to  affirm; 
  to  assert;  as  to  allege  a  fact 
 
  2.  To  cite  or  quote;  as  to  allege  the  authority  of  a  judge. 
  [Archaic] 
 
  3.  To  produce  or  urge  as  a  reason,  plea,  or  excuse;  as  he 
  refused  to  lend,  alleging  a  resolution  against  lending. 
 
  Syn:  To  bring  forward;  adduce;  advance;  assign;  produce; 
  declare;  affirm;  assert;  aver;  predicate. 




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