Definitions for: Allegation

[n] statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
[n] a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
1. The act of alleging or positively asserting.

2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive
assertion; formal averment

I thought their allegation but reasonable. --Steele.

3. (Law) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to
prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the
charge or matter undertaken to be proved.

Synonyms: allegement

See Also: accusal, accusation, bill of Particulars, claim, grievance, lodgement, lodgment, plaint

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