alleged

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj alleged declared but not proved "alleged abuses of housing benefits"- Wall Street Journal"
    • adj alleged doubtful or suspect "these so-called experts are no help"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • alleged That is or has been stated to be (what is specified in the following word or clause); merely stated or asserted: much used when one wishes to disclaim responsibility for the statement, or to intimate his disbelief in it: as, an alleged fact; an alleged interview; an alleged illness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • p.adj Alleged cited, quoted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through O. Fr. forms from Low L. ex-litigāre, to clear at law. See Allay above.

Usage

In literature:

By most of the learned men the name, or allegation of the existence, of these had never been heard of.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
She alleges that the sameness of language, of manners, of appearance, renders it impossible to distinguish us from her subjects.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The warrant on which Oscar Wilde was arrested charged him with an offence alleged to have been committed under Section xi.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
He also alleged fears for his safety, by way of whetting his ambition.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
They alleged that gold had gone up because it had been given a monopoly in the coinage markets of civilized governments.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
It was granted by Him not to one person, His Vicar on earth, as the Papacy alleged, but to all.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In these days of alleged intolerance for tyrants he dispensed with the fanfare of trumpets and the tossing of flambeaux.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
But it is taking an unfair advantage of this alleged necessity of fate to employ it in excuse for our vices and our libertinism.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
The objection of the alleged relativity of knowledge.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Now it is plain that this alleged music is not everywhere.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
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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:

Former top executives of a failed US bank in Norfolk, Virginia, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on bank fraud and other charges for hiding loan losses in a scheme that allegedly led to the bank's demise, officials said Thursday.
Allegations of corruption in the Afghan banking system are causing fury and concern among citizens who fear their money isn't safe.
Corruption Allegations Test Afghan Banking System .
Rapper rhymes about alleged clash with Young Jeezy on new release.
Pablo Silva, 61, allegedly assaulted his 77-year-old girlfriend at 9:29 am on the 1600 block of Newport Court, police said.
A man who allegedly shot a code enforcement officer in the head was taken into custody after a nearly seven-hour standoff in Long Beach.
A Los Angeles man who allegedly shot a woman in a car and pushed her body into the road during a high-speed chase surrendered to deputies early this morning in Hawthorne, detectives said.
Police have arrested a woman who allegedly fired a gun Monday morning and barricaded herself in a building.
A man who barricaded himself in an El Segundo house and allegedly threatened his parents and brother with a knife was arrested Thursday evening after El Segundo police coaxed him outside, police said.
Enlarge John Heinis/The Jersey Journal Piedad Von-Der Linden, left, and Guy Von-Der Linden outside their home at 429 57th St in West New York, where Piedad allegedly barricaded her mother-in-law in the basement.
A man who barricaded himself in his home for more than two hours after allegedly assaulting someone with a gun surrendered Monday without incident, a sheriff's official said.
Shale-gas drilling and its alleged impacts are very much in the news, particularly linked to water quality.
Acquaintances believe this blatant vacationing is "a tremendous risk" — no doubt referring to the very angry Latin Americans who allegedly gave him money to invest and could not legally declare it.
Medicare fraud allegations and ' Blood Money .
ASSAULT, WEST PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD: A 13-year-old pupil at Normandy High School, 2500 West Pleasant Valley, was arrested Nov 14 after he allegedly harassed a teacher and punched a classmate.
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In science:

The reason was that their alleged ‘exponential’ slopes were not a “natural” outcome of DIM calculations.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Correcting for these effects eliminates alleged problems for the OPE in describing different data and rather leads to a too good agreement between the data on different types of inclusive decays.
On Extracting Heavy Quark Parameters from Moments with Cuts
The failure is concealed behind the assertion that there are loopholes in the performed tests of Bell´s inequalities, due to (allegedly unimportant) nonidealities of the measuring devices.
Optical tests of Bell's inequalities not resting upon the absurd fair sampling assumption
Such additional assumptions, allegedly plausible, have been used for the interpretation of all performed tests, as was commented in section 3.
Optical tests of Bell's inequalities not resting upon the absurd fair sampling assumption
Also, an alleged temperature jump at z ≈ 3 has not yet been either fully interpreted theoretically or confirmed experimentally.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
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