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allegedadjective

uk   us   /əˈledʒd/ formal
C1 said or ​thought by some ​people to be the ​statedbad or ​illegal thing, ​although you have no ​proof: It took 15 ​years for the alleged ​criminals (= ​peoplethought to be ​criminals) to ​provetheirinnocence.

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allegedly
adverb uk   us   /əˈledʒ.ɪd.li/

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C2 That's where he allegedly ​killed his ​wife.
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