Allegation

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Allegation

In law, a claim that a party to a proceeding makes and states that he/she is able to prove. For example, one may allege in a lawsuit that another party has committed fraud. If the second party is found liable for fraud, one is said to have proven one's allegation.
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67) The Supreme Court held the petitioner's complaint was sufficient despite its lack of detailed allegations of fact.
Allegations about the sloppy forensic shotgun evidence were ``based upon innuendo, supposition and the patent bias of his purported expert, not upon allegations of fact,'' prosecutors said.
The Municipal Court ruled that certain allegations of fact contained in the affidavit were not admissible in evidence.
1) that a dispute arising between two members as to allegations of fact does not fulfil the conditions of parliamentary privilege.