allegedly
adverb see alleged

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • allegedly — al·leg·ed·ly /ə le jəd lē/ adv: by or according to an allegation defendant s response allegedly showed malice Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. allegedly …   Law dictionary

  • allegedly — (adv.) 1828, from ALLEGED (Cf. alleged) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allegedly — alleged, allegedly 1. Alleged is pronounced as two syllables, and allegedly as four. 2. Their role is to distinguish an unproven accusation (i.e., an allegation) from a proven fact or event (the victim of the alleged fraud / their alleged… …   Modern English usage

  • allegedly — adverb a) According to someones allegation. The suspect was allegedly involved in the robbery, but his alibi placed him in another state at the time. b) According to someones conspicuous impressions (which could be alleged ensuingly). The game is …   Wiktionary

  • allegedly — adv. Allegedly is used with these adjectives: ↑illegal, ↑obscene Allegedly is used with these verbs: ↑assault, ↑confess, ↑kill, ↑leak, ↑mislead, ↑murder, ↑plot, ↑rape, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • allegedly — al|leg|ed|ly [ ə ledʒədli ] adverb * if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved: The second incident allegedly occurred in the spring of 1992 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • allegedly */ — UK [əˈledʒɪdlɪ] / US [əˈledʒədlɪ] adverb if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved The second incident allegedly occurred in the spring of 1992 …   English dictionary

  • allegedly — See allegedly, reportedly, reputedly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • allegedly — al|leg|ed|ly [əˈledʒıdli] adv [sentence adverb] formal used when reporting something that people say is true, although it has not been proved ▪ a sports car, allegedly stolen in Manchester …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • allegedly — adverb (sentence adverb) used when reporting something that other people say is true, although there is no proof: He was allegedly caught shoplifting in his local supermarket …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • allegedly — allege ► VERB ▪ claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof. DERIVATIVES alleged adjective allegedly adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «declare on oath»: from Old French esligier, from Latin lis lawsuit ;… …   English terms dictionary

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