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allegation

noun [C] uk   /ˌæl.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
C1 a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal that has not been proved to be true: Several of her patients have made allegations of professional misconduct about/against her. [+ that] Allegations that Mr Dwight was receiving money from known criminals have caused a scandal.
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