allegation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n allegation statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
    • n allegation (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law) "an allegation of malpractice"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catholic Popes who died during sex: Leo VII (936-9) died of a heart attack, John VII (955-64) was bludgeoned to death by the husband of the woman he was with at the time, John XIII (965-72) was also murdered by a jealous husband, Pope Paul II (1467-71) allegedly died while being sodomized by a page boy.
    • Allegation (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.
    • Allegation That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment "I thought their allegation but reasonable."
    • Allegation The act of alleging or positively asserting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pope Leo VII (936-9) died of a heart attack during sex, Pope John VII (955-64) and John XIII (965-72) were bludgeoned to death by the husband of the woman he was with at the time, and Pope Paul II (1467-71) allegedly died while being sodomized by a page boy.
    • n allegation Theact of alleging; affirmation; declaration: as, “erroneous allegations of fact,” Hallam.
    • n allegation That which is alleged or asserted; that which is offered as a plea, an excuse, or a justification; an assertion.
    • n allegation In law: The assertion or statement of a party to a suit or other proceeding, civil or criminal, which he undertakes to prove.
    • n allegation The plaintiff's first pleading in a testamentary cause.
    • n allegation In eccles. suits, any pleading subsequent to the first.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

Your allegation is false.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
I make the allegation; you must furnish the proofs.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
For their views they alleged the Old Testament history as sufficient authority.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
The Governor was censured by his opponents for alleged undue exercise of arbitrary authority.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
For the British, it may be alleged that customs, afterwards understood, were then less known.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
His friends alleged that he looked upon it as unworthy of him.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
While some of these allegations are true, the last certainly is false.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
The presentation of a second golden touch-piece was alleged to be effective in subduing the scrofula.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
With the disposal of the allegation that 'Mr.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
This, it was alleged, would render our camp conversation instructive as well as entertaining.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Was he born of woman, this alleged De Sauty?
Or a living product of galvanic action,
Like the acarus bred in Crosse's flint-solution?
Speak, thou Cyano-Rhinal!
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
My harp soon ceases; but I here allege
Its strings are in my heart and tremble there:
My Song's last strain shall be a claim and pledge--
A claim, a pledge, a prayer!
"Arms And The Man - The Flag Of The Republic" by James Barron Hope
She "softly added"; "she alleged";
He "consciously invited";
She "then corrected"; William "hedged";
She "prettily recited";
She "nodded," "stormed," and "acquiesced";
He "promised," "hastened," and "confessed."
"Monotonous Variety" by Franklin Pierce Adams
"Now, to put the matter plainly, I've no wish to twist or hedge,
And I'm quite prepared to stand to all the things that I allege.
I aspire to serve Australia in the Big Affairs of State:
To that aim all local interests gladly I'll subordinate.
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis
I have rights of chase and warren, as my dignity requires.
I can fish-but Hobden tickles—I can shoot—but Hobden wires.
I repair, but he reopens, certain gaps which, men allege,
Have been used by every Hobden since a Hobden swapped a hedge.
"The Land" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Alleged criminal looks bemused -on-the-way-to-annoyed after mild crime.
Complaint alleging violation of the Freedom of Information Act via facsimile.
A man, free on conditions after pleading not guilty in June to allegedly threatening people with a gun, was held without bail Monday after he was charged with assaulting a woman he is not allowed contact with.
An alleged altercation between Rep Larry Seaquist (D-Gig Harbor) and lobbyist Marlyn Jensen — his opponent in last November's election — has boiled over to a political version of he said-she said.
Williams, 70, was one of eight Green Berets who was charged by the US Army with murder and conspiracy for the alleged execution of a man suspected to be a double agent for the North Vietnamese Army.
22-year-old arrested for allegedly beating 72-year -old with bat.
Holmes, 19, allegedly raped a Florida woman as her newborn baby lay nearby.
Catholics in Ireland and Germany are seeking apologies and explanations as allegations of child abuse have besieged the Vatican's inner-circle.
Will Linda Bentley's bogus allegations save this guy.
The bestiality charge alleges Lindsey performed "a sexual act with an animal".
Alabama's schools superintendent says a state investigation into grade-changing allegations at Montgomery Public Schools has turned up "significant findings.".
UVA Defends Lack Of Warning After Alleged Attack.
Alleged bigot in B'klyn slur stab.
A violent bigot allegedly yelled racial slurs before grabbing a fork and stabbing a black man who was sitting with two white women in a Brooklyn diner, authorities said today.
Star-Ledger file photo School officials are investigating allegations that a Union High School teacher criticized homosexuality on her Facebook page.
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In science:

More precisely, given a circuit for a unitary transformation T and an input x, we first measure the B -side of the (alleged) EPR states.
Self-Testing of Quantum Circuits
The measurement outcomes determine whether N 0 = I or N 1 = N were applied to the other halves of the (alleged) EPR pairs, in order to prepare ‘0’ inputs for the initial circuit we intended to run.
Self-Testing of Quantum Circuits
Sokal candidly explains that “religion refers to real or alleged phenomena, or real or alleged causal relations, which modern science views as improbable”.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Moreover, no other papers by us in which such an alleged explicit proposal would appear are explicitly cited in (Ciufolini and Pavlis, 2005).
An assessment of the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect in the Earth gravity field, in reply to: ``On the measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect using the nodes of the LAGEOS satellites, in reply to ``On the reliability of the so far performed tests for measuring the Lense-Thirring effect with the LAGEOS satellites'' by L. Iorio,'' by I. Ciufolini and E. Pavlis
Debating the use of statistical evidence in allegations of age discrimination.
A test for equality of multinomial distributions vs increasing convex order
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