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alleged

adjective uk   /əˈledʒd/ formal us  
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.
allegedly
adverb uk   /əˈledʒ.ɪd.li/ us  
C2 That's where he allegedly killed his wife.
(Definition of alleged from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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