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Meaning of allegation

al•le•ga•tion

Pronunciation: (al"i-gā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of alleging; affirmation.
  2. an assertion made with little or no proof.
  3. an assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
  4. a statement offered as a plea, excuse, or justification.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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