Verb allege Definition and Examples


Verb:

allege

Definition as verb:

(obsolete) To lighten, diminish.

More definition:


1.to assert without proof.

2.to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert, to allege a fact.

3.to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath.

4.to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse.

5.Archaic. to cite or quote in confirmation.

1. to declare in or as if in a court of law; state without or before proof, he alleged malpractice

2. to put forward (an argument or plea) for or against an accusation, claim, etc

3. (archaic) to cite or quote, as to confirm Word OriginC14 aleggen, ultimately from Latin allēgāre to dispatch on a mission, from lēx lawCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300. It has the form of one French verb and the meaning of another. The form is Anglo-French aleger, Old French eslegier "to clear at law," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) and litigare "bring suit" (see litigate); however eslegier meant "acquit, clear of charges in a lawsuit." It somehow acquired the meaning of French alléguer, from Latin allegare "send for, bring forth, name, produce in evidence," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + legare "to depute, send" (see legate). Related, Alleged; alleging.

Examples:

But intuitionalism claims to allege a higher certainty; everything (or every change) must have a cause - this is not merely actual fact but necessary truth.

These statements do not warrant us in supposing that they rejected i and 2 Peter, though other Greek sources allege it.

As monk in the neighbouring monastery of Euprepius, and afterwards as presbyter, he became celebrated in the diocese for his asceticism, his orthodoxy and his eloquence; hostile critics, such as the church historian Socrates, allege that his arrogance and vanity were hardly less conspicuous.

These are total abstainers, who maintain that the use of stimulants is essentially sinful, and allege that the wine used by Christ and his disciples at the supper was unfermented.

It has been necessary to cite these heads of the breve because the apologists of the Society allege that no motive influenced the pope save the desire of peace at any price, and that he did not believe in the culpability of the fathers.

The petition may allege that the election was avoided as to the borough or ward on the ground of general bribery, &c., or that the election of the person petitioned against was avoided by corrupt practices, or by personal disqualification, or that he had not the majority of lawful votes.

A writer of the next generation was the first to allege that Henry was encouraged by ecclesiastical statesmen to enter on the French war as a means of diverting attention from home troubles.

In spite of these multifarious safeguards, however, family factions early destroyed the fabric of liberty, especially as, just as there was an imperial, or Ghibelline, and a papal, or Guelph party among the cities as a whole, thus also within each town each faction would allege adherence to and claim support by one or other of the great world-powers.

Her fierce partisanship embittered her enemies, and the Yorkists did not hesitate to allege that her son was a bastard.



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