Al`le*ga"tion (#), n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. Allege and Adlegation.]

1.

The act of alleging or positively asserting.

2.

That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment

I thought their allegation but reasonable. Steele.

3. Law

A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.

 

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