Definitions of allegation

  1. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The act of alleging or positively asserting. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A statement by a party in a pleading describing what that party's position is and what that party intends to prove.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. An assertion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Usage examples for allegation

  1. He was told that such complaint would be as idle wind, coming from him,- that no allegation of that kind could obtain any redress unless it came from the young lady herself; but he flattered himself that he could so make it that the young lady would at any rate obtain thereby the privilege of speaking for herself. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  2. Chapman's allegation if true, seems to imply that Shakespeare's knowledge of Latin was not so meagre but that he could, upon occasion, successfully combat his learned opponents with weapons of their own choice. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson