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allegation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
allegational‧le‧ga‧tion /ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən/ ●●○ noun [countable usually plural]  SCa statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but that has not been provedallegations of corruption/fraud/misconduct etc Mr Singh has strongly denied the allegations of sexual harassment.allegation that an allegation that senior government figures were involvedallegation against The teacher made serious allegations against a colleague.allegation of A committee will investigate allegations of racial discrimination.see thesaurus at claim
Examples from the Corpus
allegationHe has made an allegation, and I expect him to substantiate it.There have been allegations in the press that the fire was started deliberately.Previously the coup allegations have been launched against the manner by which Bush obtained the presidency.Weimar denied allegations of financial mismanagement.I told the Minister that I found his allegations incredible.It is a wild and mischievous allegation, for which the hon. Lady has not a shadow of evidence.These are serious allegations. Do you have any evidence to support them?The newspaper made several allegations, none of which turned out to be true.The book contains shocking allegations about the senator's private life.As the allegations have come out over the past six months, neither party seems immune.But if the allegation is hearsay or pure fabrication, Walenski is being railroaded.Prosecutors said the allegation was made long ago by an unreliable supergrass, and no investigation is expected.There were allegations of corruption in the police department.investigate allegationsThe agency monitors police activities and investigates allegations of cop misconduct.Its chairman and company secretary are being questioned by police investigating allegations of fraud.They're investigating allegations of interference with witnesses and tampering with evidence in a forthcoming trial.To investigate allegations of offences against trading standards legislation.
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