Meaning of “allegation” in the English Dictionary

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"allegation" in British English

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allegationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæl.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæl.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ formal

C1 a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal:

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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(Definition of “allegation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"allegation" in American English

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allegationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌæl·ɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/

a statement, made without giving proof, that someone has done something wrong or illegal:

The allegations of corruption were not true.
Note: Usually used to describe legal matters.

(Definition of “allegation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"allegation" in Business English

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allegationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən/ us

a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but which has not been proved to be true:

allegation about sth The chief executive of the company resigned last autumn over allegations about his expenses.
allegation that She rejected the allegation that she had treated her staff unfairly.
make allegations of sth (against sb) He made allegations of unfair dismissal against his former employers.

(Definition of “allegation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)