Definitions for: Allege

[v] report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"

Webster (1913) Definition: Al*lege" ([a^]l*l[e^]j"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleged
(-l[e^]jd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Alleging.] [OE. aleggen to
bring forward as evidence, OF. esligier to buy, prop. to free
from legal difficulties, fr. an assumed LL. exlitigare; L. ex
+ litigare to quarrel, sue (see Litigate). The word was
confused with L. allegare (see Allegation), and lex law.
Cf. Allay.]
1. To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm;
to assert; as, to allege a fact.

2. To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.

3. To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he
refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.

Syn: To bring forward; adduce; advance; assign; produce;
declare; affirm; assert; aver; predicate.

Al*lege", v. t. [See Allay.]
To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble. [Obs.]

Synonyms: aver, say

See Also: assert, asseverate, maintain, plead

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