un alleged

alleged

[uh-lejd, uh-lej-id]
adjective
1.
declared or stated to be as described; asserted: The alleged murderer could not be located for questioning.
2.
doubtful; suspect; supposed: The alleged cure-all produced no results when it was tested by reputable doctors.

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

unalleged, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un alleged
Collins
World English Dictionary
alleged (əˈlɛdʒd)
 
adj
1.  stated or described to be such; presumed: the alleged murderer
2.  dubious: an alleged miracle

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

alleged
mid-15c., "quoted," pp. adj. from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature