|Origin:||alleguer, from Latin allegare 'to give reasons', from ad- 'to' + legare ( LEGATE)|
al‧lege [transitive often passive] formal
it is alleged (that)
It was alleged that the policeman had accepted bribes.
The prosecution alleged that the man had been responsible for an act of terrorism.
be alleged to be/do something
The water is alleged to be polluted with mercury.