To Allege (verb)

Definition: To claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, often without proof or without proving yet.  

Example: The claimant alleged that he had been unfairly dismissed.

Mistake alert!: Don’t confuse ‘To allege’ with ‘To prove’. ‘To allege’ is similar to claim or assert whereas ‘To prove’ is similar to show or evidence.  

This word features in Episode 16 of the Study Legal English Podcast.