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English definition of “allegation”


noun [C]     /ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən/
a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal , made without proof that this is true : allegations of corruption [+ that] He denied allegations that he had cheated .Announcing, informing and statingBlaming and accusing
(Definition of allegation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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