1. The act of alleging or positively asserting.
2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment
I thought their allegation but reasonable. --Steele.
3. Law A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.
n 1: (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court
of law); "an allegation of malpractice"
2: statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that
you are prepared to prove [syn: allegement]