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

Definitions of alleging word

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

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Origin of alleging

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 Alleging


alleging 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.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

alleging usage trend in Literature

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