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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 ofprofessionalmisconduct about/against her. [+ that] Allegations that Mr Dwight was ​receivingmoney from ​knowncriminals have ​caused a ​scandal.

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"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.
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"allegation" in Business English

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allegationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən/
a ​statement that someone has done something wrong or ​illegal, but which has not been proved to be ​true: allegation about sth The ​chiefexecutive of the ​companyresigned last autumn over allegations about his ​expenses.allegation that She ​rejected the allegation that she had ​treated her ​staffunfairly.make allegations of sth (against sb) He made allegations of ​unfairdismissal against his ​formeremployers.
(Definition of allegation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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