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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alleged mean? 

ALLEGED (adjective)
  The adjective ALLEGED has 2 senses:

1. declared but not proved
2. doubtful or suspect

  Familiarity information: ALLEGED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ALLEGED (adjective)

Sense 1alleged [BACK TO TOP]


Declared but not proved

Context example:

alleged abuses of housing benefits


declared (made known or openly avowed)

Sense 2alleged [BACK TO TOP]


Doubtful or suspect


so-called; alleged; supposed

Context example:

these so-called experts are no help


questionable (subject to question)

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