allegation
al·le·ga·tion /ˌa-lə-'gā-shən/ n
1: the act of alleging
2 a: a statement not yet proven
allegation s in an affidavit
b: a statement by a party to a lawsuit of what the party will attempt to prove: averment compare accusation, indictment, information, proof

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

allegation
I noun adfirmatio, assertion, averment, bill of complaint, charge, claim, complaint, crimination, declaration, denunciation, formal averment, imputation, inculpation, ipse dixit, plea, positive assertion, positive declaration, positive statement, pronouncement, statement associated concepts: allegation of fact, allegation of law, allegation of wrongdoing II index accusation, assertion, attestation, bad repute, charge (accusation), claim (assertion), color (deceptive appearance), complaint, contention (argument), count, indictment, information (charge), mention (reference), plea, pleading

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


allegation
A statement by a party in a pleading describing what that party's position is and what that party intends to prove. Certain allegations are required for a plaintiff to maintain a lawsuit. (See also: pleading)
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


allegation
n.
1 An assertion of fact that one intends to prove at trial, especially one in a legal pleading such as a complaint, counterclaim, or indictment.
2 Any declaration of something to be true without giving any proof.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


allegation
The assertion, claim, declaration, or statement of a party to an action, setting out what he or she expects to prove.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


allegation
I
The assertion, claim, declaration, or statement of a party to an action, setting out what he or she expects to prove.
II A statement of the issues in a written document (a pleading) which a person is prepared to prove in court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

allegation
n.
   a statement of claimed fact contained in a complaint (a written pleading filed to begin a lawsuit), a criminal charge, or an affirmative defense (part of the written answer to a complaint). Until each statement is proved it is only an allegation. Some allegations are made "on information and belief" if the person making the statement is not sure of a fact.
   See also: complaint

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • allegation — UK US /ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun [C] ► a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but which has not been proved to be true: allegation about sth »The chief executive of the company resigned last autumn over allegations about his… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Allegation — Al le*ga tion, n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. {Allege} and {Adlegation}.] 1. The act of alleging or positively asserting. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allégation — ALLÉGATION. s. f. Citation d une autorité, d un passage, d un fait, etc. L allégation d un passage, d une loi. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la simple proposition d une chose qu on met en avant. Il répondit fort pertinemment aux allégations de ses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • allegation — (n.) early 15c., action of alleging, from M.Fr. allégation, from L. allegationem (nom. allegatio) a sending, despatching, noun of action from pp. stem of allegare (see ALLEGE (Cf. allege)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allegation — [al΄ə gā′shən] n. [ME allegacioun < OFr allegation < L allegatio < allegare: see ALLEGE] 1. the act of alleging 2. something alleged; assertion 3. an assertion made without proof 4. Law an assertion, made in a pleading, that its maker… …   English World dictionary

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