Definition of 'allegation'
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All the bosses accused of taking bungs deny the allegations. The Sun (2016)Greece was facing a ban over allegations of corruption and government interference. The Sun (2016)Police said that they had launched an investigation regarding a number of allegations of corruption concerning a public limited company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He continues to deny the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within days, dozens had come forward to make allegations. The Sun (2016)They denied the charges and the trials collapsed for lack of evidence, amid allegations of witness tampering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE allegations of corruption in football over the last few days have left me feeling sick and embarrassed. The Sun (2016)Both men deny the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There have been too many allegations of unwarranted brutality by soldiers over the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We accept that these allegations were wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet bundling together different allegations in one case is fraught with danger. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The company rejects allegations of long hours and harsh conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The reconstruction effort has been plagued by allegations of corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2014) One focuses on allegations of unlawful killing and the other on claims of mistreatment. The Sun (2016)The company denies the allegations and intends to defend its position vigorously. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The company denied the allegations and has since implemented a new training regime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An industry code of practice on how theft allegations will be carried out will also be looked at. The Sun (2013)Allegations that the wrong celebrity won. The Sun (2015)They also uncovered allegations of theft. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The process of assessment is a process of checking evidence, not allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)By the time he was questioned by cops, the complainant had already withdrawn her allegations. The Sun (2016)The Guardian has still not provided any documentary evidence for its allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Had fled Russia and was to give evidence on allegations of major fraud. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People close to Thiel say such allegations are wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She has also taken money from a leftie law firm pursuing false allegations of brutality against British soldiers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A spokesman said only that hundreds of illegals had been detained but declined to give details or reply to allegations of police brutality. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He spent the next 15 months in prison, though he continues to deny the allegations made against him. Times, Sunday Times (2014) One of the allegations involves the possible investment of 10 million in a group of boutique hotels in Albania. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a bedside story with a difference, featuring allegations of theft, grievous bodily harm and murder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In my work I am much more cautious, and aware of the potential for people to make false allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'allegation'
British English: allegation /ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən/ NOUN
An allegation is a statement saying that someone has done something wrong.
...allegations of theft.
- American English: allegation
- Arabic: اِدَّعَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: alegação
- Chinese: 主张
- Croatian: navod
- Czech: obvinění
- Danish: beskyldning
- Dutch: bewering
- European Spanish: imputación
- Finnish: väite
- French: allégation
- German: Behauptung
- Greek: ισχυρισμός
- Italian: accusa
- Japanese: 申し立て
- Korean: 주장 주장
- Norwegian: beskyldning
- Polish: twierdzenie
- European Portuguese: alegação
- Romanian: alegațieafirmație
- Russian: обвинение
- Spanish: imputación
- Swedish: anklagelse
- Thai: ข้อกล่าวหา
- Turkish: iddia
- Ukrainian: заява
- Vietnamese: lời cáo buộc
Definition of allegation from the Collins English Dictionary
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