What does allege mean?

allege meaning in General Dictionary

to ease to lighten as an encumbrance or a trouble

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  • to carry forward with positiveness to declare to affirm to assert regarding allege an undeniable fact
  • report or keep
  • to carry forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; since, to allege a fact.
  • To mention or quote; since, to allege the authority of a judge.
  • to make or urge as a reason, plea, or reason; since, he declined to provide, alleging an answer against lending.
  • to ease; to lighten, as a weight or a trouble.

allege meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. to claim a fact is true, frequently in a complaint which will be recorded to start a lawsuit, in an "affirmative defense" to a complaint, in a criminal cost of the commission of a crime or any claim.

allege meaning in Law Dictionary

to convey, recite, assert, or fee; to help make an allegation.

allege meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300. It's the form of one French verb while the meaning of another. The form is Anglo-French aleger, Old French eslegier "to clear at law," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) and litigare "bring fit" (see litigate); however eslegier suggested "acquit, clear of costs in case." It in some way obtained this is of French all

allege - French to English

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allege meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege an undeniable fact.

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  • (v. t.) To mention or estimate; since, to allege the expert of a judge.
  • (v. t.) To produce or encourage as reasons, plea, or excuse; because, he declined to lend, alleging an answer against financing.
  • (v. t.) To ease; to lighten, as a weight or a trouble.

Sentence Examples with the word allege

They suffered, not only from the regular taxes, which were seldom remitted even after bad seasons, but also from monopolies; and Procopius goes so far as to allege that the emperor made a practice of further recruiting his treasury by confiscating on slight or fictitious pretexts the property of persons who had displeased Theodora or himself.

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