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ALLEGATION

The assertion, claim, declaration, or statement of a party to an action, setting out what he or she expects to prove.

If the allegations in a plaintiff's complaint are insufficient to establish that the person's legal rights have been violated, the defendant can make a motion to the court to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a cause of action. If the allegations in the defendant's answer do not contradict the allegations in the complaint, the plaintiff can make a motion for summary judgment.

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allegation

al·le·ga·tion / ˌaliˈgāshən/ • n. a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof: he made allegations of corruption against the administration.

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allegation

allegation XV. — (O)F. allégation or L. allēgātiō, -ōn-, f. allēgāre bring forward, f. AL-1 + lēgāre dispatch, commission (cf. LEGATE); see -ATION.

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