allegation allegation  /ˌæ lə ˈɡeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
  2. (n) statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

Usage(s):

  1. A decorated Army officer reveals new allegations of detainee mistreatment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  2. Italy's Prime Minister must deal with a new round of allegations about his relationships with young women and parties at his villas.
  3. Allegation II -- Perjury in August 17, 1998, Grand Jury Testimony.

News

  1. British spies hacked foreign diplomats at conferences, report says

    The report — the latest in a series of revelations which have ignited a worldwide debate over the scope of Western intelligence gathering — came just hours before Britain was due to open the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday, a meeting of the world's leading economies that include Russia. The allegation that the United Kingdom has previously used its position as host to spy on its allies ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Diocese: Investigator can't verify allegation against priest

    An independent investigator could not verify an allegation that the Rev. Justin N. Werner abused a child at St. Edward Parish in Mackville during the 1970s, according to a statement Saturday from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent

  3. Allegation Made Against St. Clair Mayor

    An unfounded allegation has been made against St. Clair Mayor Ron Blum regarding personal property taxes that he has been accused of not paying.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Missourian

Quotes

  1. "My response to that [allegation] is, 'Yes I have.' Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," Letterman said.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: David Letterman Source: ABC News

  2. "It is far too early to say the particular terrorist act that killed our forces was an act committed by terrorists who were backed by any elements of the Iranian regime, so I make no allegation," Mr. Blair told reporters outside 10 Downing...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: New York Times

  3. "The American commander has risked his position when he spoke in this tone and has regrettably complicated relations," al-Maliki told visiting Kuwaiti journalists Thursday. "How can he speak like this about a baseless allegation? What has...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

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