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Meaning of allege

al•lege

Pronunciation: (u-lej'), [key]
— -leged, -leg•ing.
  1. to assert without proof.
  2. to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact.
  3. to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath.
  4. to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse.
  5. to cite or quote in confirmation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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