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alleged

[uh-lejd, uh-lej-id] /əˈlɛdʒd, əˈlɛdʒ ɪd/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see allege, -ed2
Related forms
unalleged, adjective
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alleged

/əˈlɛdʒd/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
stated or described to be such; presumed: the alleged murderer
2.
dubious: an alleged miracle
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Word Origin and History for unalleged

alleged

adj.

mid-15c., "quoted," past participle adjective from allege. Attested from 1610s in sense of "brought forth in court;" 1670s as "asserted but not proved."

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