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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-lej]
    • /əˈlɛdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-lej]
    • /əˈlɛdʒ/

Definitions of alleger word

  • noun alleger a person who alleges 3
  • verb with object alleger to assert without proof. 1
  • verb with object alleger to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact. 1
  • verb with object alleger to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath. 1
  • verb with object alleger to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse. 1
  • verb with object alleger Archaic. to cite or quote in confirmation. 1

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Origin of alleger

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English alleg(g)en, probably < Old French aleguer (< Medieval Latin, Latin allēgāre to adduce in support of a plea; see allegation), conflated with Anglo-French, Old French aleg(i)er to justify, free, literally, to lighten (< Late Latin alleviāre; see alleviate); homonymous Middle English v. alleg(g)en, with literal sense of Old French aleg(i)er, replaced by allay in 16th cent.

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Parts of speech for Alleger


alleger popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

alleger usage trend in Literature

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