allegation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] [often plural] 

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  1. a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
    deny allegations (=say they are not true):

    She denied the latest allegations.

    allegation of:

    allegations of fraud and corruption

    allegation that:

    There were allegations that the film encouraged violence.

    make allegations against/about someone:

    I gather you’ve been making allegations about your neighbour.