Allegation 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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment [1913 Webster]

I thought their allegation but reasonable. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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