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ALLEGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does allegation mean? 

ALLEGATION (noun)
  The noun ALLEGATION has 2 senses:

1. (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
2. statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

  Familiarity information: ALLEGATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLEGATION (noun)


Sense 1allegation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

an allegation of malpractice

Hypernyms ("allegation" is a kind of...):

accusal; accusation (a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "allegation"):

grievance (an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice)

lodgement; lodgment (bringing a charge or accusation against someone)

plaint (a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court law asking for the grievance to be redressed)


Sense 2allegation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

allegement; allegation

Hypernyms ("allegation" is a kind of...):

claim (an assertion that something is true or factual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "allegation"):

bill of Particulars (the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet)


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