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Definitions of allegation

  1. a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The act of alleging or positively asserting. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A statement by a party in a pleading describing what that party's position is and what that party intends to prove.
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Assertion; declaration; that which is asserted or offered as a plea, excuse, or justification; the statement, by a party to a suit, of that which he is prepared to prove. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. An assertion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Assertion; charge; plea. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of alleging, or that which is alleged. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of alleging; assertion; that which is asserted or alleged; an excuse; statement of what a party in a case undertakes to prove. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Something offered as a plea or an excuse; an affirmation; an assertion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. The assertion, declaration, or statement of a party to an action, made in a pleading, setting out what he expects to prove. A material allegation in a pleading is one essential to the claim or defense, and which could not be stricken from the pleading without leaving it insufficient. Code Civil Proc. Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  16. English ecclesiastical law. According to the practice of the prerogative court, the facts intended to be relied on in support of the contested suit are set forth in the plea, which is termed an allegation; this is submitted to the inspection of the counsel of the adverse party, and, if it appear to them objectionable in form or substance, they oppose the admission of it. If the opposition goes to the substance of the allegation, and is held to be well founded, the court rejects it; by which mode of proceeding the suit is terminated without, going into any proof of the facts. 1 Phil. 1, n.; 1 Eccl. Rep. ll, n. S. C. See 1 Brown's Civ. Law, 472, 3, n. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. Common law. The assertion, declaration or statement of a party of what he can prove. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. 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. dictgcide_fs
  19. Alleging; assertion (esp. one not proved). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Positive affirmation; - that which is asserted. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Affirmation, declaration; the thing alleged or affirmed; an excuse, a plea. Complete Dictionary
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