allege
al·lege /ə-'lej/ vt al·leged, al·leg·ing [Old French alegier to alleviate, free, confused with Old French alleguer to allege, from Medieval Latin allegare see allegata]
1: to state without proof or before proving
2: to state (as a fact) in a pleading: aver
failed to allege malice

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

allege
I verb adduce, advance, affirm, announce, annunciate, assert, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, charge, cite, claim, contend, declare, enunciate, express, maintain, make an assertion, plead, present, profess, pronounce, propound, recite, relate, say, set forth, state, state as true, urge as a reason associated concepts: allege a crime II index adduce, argue, avouch (avow), bear (adduce), certify (attest), cite (accuse), claim (maintain), comment, express, plead (allege in a legal action), posit, propound, purport, testify

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


allege
v.
To claim; to assert; to state in a pleading what one intends to prove at trial.
n.
allegation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


allege
To claim a fact is true. A complaint, which plaintiffs file to commence a lawsuit, will allege certain facts. Civil defendants may allege their own facts in their answers.
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.


allege
To state, recite, assert, or charge the existence of particular facts in a pleading or an indictment; to make an allegation.

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


allege
To state, recite, assert, or charge the existence of particular facts in a pleading or an indictment; to make an allegation.

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

allege
v.
   to claim a fact is true, commonly in a complaint which is filed to commence a lawsuit, in an "affirmative defense" to a complaint, in a criminal charge of the commission of a crime or any claim.
   See also: allegation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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