alleged Definition

said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.

Using alleged: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alleged" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The alleged thief was caught on camera.

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    The alleged murderer is still at large.

  • Example

    The company is facing allegations of fraud.

  • Example

    The alleged abuse took place over several years.

alleged Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with alleged

  • a person who claims to have been harmed or wronged by someone else, but whose claims have not yet been proven


    The alleged victim of the assault has come forward to the police.

  • a person who is accused of committing a crime or wrongdoing, but whose guilt has not yet been proven


    The alleged perpetrator of the robbery was arrested and taken into custody.

  • information or material that is claimed to support a particular conclusion or accusation, but whose authenticity or reliability has not yet been established


    The prosecutor presented alleged evidence that the defendant was at the scene of the crime.

Origins of alleged

from Old French 'aleguer', meaning 'to declare'


Summary: alleged in Brief

The term 'alleged' [əˈlɛdʒd] refers to something that is said to have happened or to possess a certain quality, but without proof. It is often used in legal contexts to describe accusations or claims that have not yet been proven. Examples include 'The alleged thief was caught on camera.' and 'The company is facing allegations of fraud.' 'Alleged' can be used with phrases like 'alleged victim' and 'alleged perpetrator,' which denote people who are accused of wrongdoing but whose guilt has not yet been established.