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alleged

adjective     /əˈledʒd/ formal
C1 said or thought by some people to be the stated bad or illegal thing, although you have no proof : It took 15 years for the alleged criminals (= people thought to be criminals ) to prove their innocence .Blaming and accusing allegedly     /əˈledʒ.ɪd.li/ adverb C2 That's where he allegedly killed his wife .Blaming and accusing
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