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al·lege / əˈlej/ • v. [tr.] claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof that this is the case: he alleged that he had been assaulted. the offenses are alleged to have been committed outside the woman's home. ∎  (usu. be alleged) suppose or affirm to be the case: the first artifact ever alleged to be from Earhart's aircraft.

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allege †declare before a tribunal; cite; advance as a reason; assert without proof. XIV. — AN. alegier, for OF. esligier :-Rom. *exlītigāre clear at law (f. L. EX-1 + līs, līt- lawsuit), used in the senses of L. allēgāre (see prec.), whence F. alléguer (which cannot be the source of allege).

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allegeallege, dredge, edge, fledge, hedge, kedge, ledge, pledge, reg, sedge, sledge, veg, wedge •straight edge

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ALLEGE

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

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allège. Thinner part of a wall, e.g. between a window-cill and the floor.