Allegation ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Allegation ( noun )

  1. A statement or claim made without proof.
  2. An accusation or charge against someone or something.
  3. The act of making an accusation or claim.

Origin:

From middle english alegacioun, from old french alegacion, from latin allegatio, from allegare ("to assert, to allege"), from ad- ("to") + legere ("to read, to gather").

Examples:

  1. He denied the allegations of fraud.
  2. The allegations of misconduct were investigated.
  3. The allegations of harassment were taken seriously.
  4. The newspaper published the allegations of corruption.
  5. The allegations of abuse were shocking.

(As a verb)

Allegation ( verb )

  1. A statement or claim made without proof.
  2. An accusation or charge against someone or something.
  3. The act of making an accusation or claim.

Origin:

From middle english alegacioun, from old french alegacion, from latin allegatio, from allegare ("to assert, to allege"), from ad- ("to") + legere ("to read, to gather").

Examples:

  1. He denied the allegations of fraud.
  2. The allegations of misconduct were investigated.
  3. The allegations of harassment were taken seriously.
  4. The newspaper published the allegations of corruption.
  5. The allegations of abuse were shocking.
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