[uh-lejd, uh-lej-id]
declared or stated to be as described; asserted: The alleged murderer could not be located for questioning.
doubtful; suspect; supposed: The alleged cure-all produced no results when it was tested by reputable doctors.

1400–50; late Middle English; see allege, -ed2

unalleged, adjective Unabridged


verb (used with object), alleged, alleging.
to assert without proof.
to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact.
to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath.
to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse.
Archaic. to cite or quote in confirmation.

1275–1325; Middle English alleg(g)en, probably < Old French aleguer (< Medieval Latin, Latin allēgāre to adduce in support of a plea; see allegation), conflated with Anglo-French, Old French aleg(i)er to justify, free, literally, to lighten (< Late Latin alleviāre; see alleviate); homonymous Middle English v. alleg(g)en, with literal sense of Old French aleg(i)er, replaced by allay in 16th cent.

allegeable, adjective
alleger, noun
misallege, verb (used with object), misalleged, misalleging.
preallege, verb (used with object), prealleged, prealleging.
reallege, verb (used with object), realleged, realleging.

accuse, allege, charge.

1. See maintain. 2. state, asseverate, aver. 3. attest.

2. deny. Unabridged
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allege (əˈlɛdʒ)
1.  to declare in or as if in a court of law; state without or before proof: he alleged malpractice
2.  to put forward (an argument or plea) for or against an accusation, claim, etc
3.  archaic to cite or quote, as to confirm
[C14 aleggen, ultimately from Latin allēgāre to dispatch on a mission, from lēx law]

alleged (əˈlɛdʒd)
1.  stated or described to be such; presumed: the alleged murderer
2.  dubious: an alleged miracle

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Word Origin & History

c.1300; it has the form of one O.Fr. verb and the meaning of another. The form is Anglo-Fr. aleger, from O.Fr. eslegier "to clear at law," from L. ex- "out of" and litigare "bring suit" (see litigate), but eslegier meant "acquit, clear of charges in a lawsuit." It somehow
acquired the meaning of Fr. alléguer, from L. allegare "send for, to bring forth, name, produce in evidence," from ad- "to" + legare "to depute, send" (see legate).

mid-15c., "quoted," pp. adj. from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."
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Example sentences
The statement of alleged violation emanates from the six-count preliminary .
At the time, I had no clue whether the alleged honor resulted from an honest
  mistake or a knowing deception.
Please note that I added the word "alleged," for we do not know .
Also you present no facts beyond these to support your alleged skepticism of
  the arguments in the original article.
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