The definition of an allegation is an accusation against someone without proof.(noun)
An example of an allegation is when a parent accuses his child of stealing money out of his wallet, but he is only making a guess since he didn’t see it happen.
An allegation is defined as an accusation made by a person or a group of people in a legal setting, which then needs to be proven through an investigation.(noun)
An example of an allegation is when a group of children come forward and say a specific adult sexually abused them, and then the police investigate in order to discover whether or not there is enough proof for an arrest.
See allegation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME allegacioun < OFr allegation < L allegatio < allegare: see allege
See allegation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French allégation
Origin: , from Latin allēgātiō, allēgātiōn-
Origin: , from allēgātus
Origin: , past participle of allēgāre, to dispatch, adduce
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + lēgāre, to depute; see legate.
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