alleged[ə lejd′, ə lej′id]
- The definition of alleged is some claim or something of which you should be wary and unconvinced.
An example of something that is alleged is a new drug that is advertised to help lose weight instantly.
- The definition of alleged is something that has been stated but not necessarily confirmed.
An example of someone who is alleged is person who has been arrested for a crime who has not yet been through the process of trial.
alleged definition by Webster's New World
- so declared, but without proof or legal conviction: the alleged assassin
- called by this term, but perhaps improperly so; so-called: his alleged friends
- allegedly adverb
alleged definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- al·legˈed·ly adverb
Variant of allege
- to assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
- to offer as a plea, excuse, etc.: in his defense he alleged temporary insanity
- Archaic to cite as an authority (for or against)
Origin: Middle English aleggen, to produce as evidence; form ; from Old French esligier ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exlitigare ; from Classical Latin ex-, out of plush litigare (see litigate); meaning influenced, influence by Old French alleguer, declare on oath ; from Classical Latin allegare, to send, mention, adduce ; from ad-, to plush legare, to send: see legate
- allegeable adjective