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  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • allegation of facts — index bill (formal declaration), pleading Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • formal averment — index allegation, information (charge), pleading Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • allegation — noun not one of the allegations against my client has been substantiated Syn: claim, assertion, charge, accusation, declaration, statement, contention, deposition, argument, affirmation, attestation, grievance; formal averment …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • complaint — com·plaint n 1: the initial pleading that starts a lawsuit and that sets forth the allegations made by the plaintiff against the defendant and the plaintiff s demand for relief see also prayer, process, well pleaded complaint rule compare …   Law dictionary

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  • Impeachment — This article is about a step in the removal of a public official. For challenging a witness in a legal proceeding, see witness impeachment. Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which …   Wikipedia

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