Definition - What does Allegation mean?

An allegation is an assertion made by a person against another person or company which states a wrongdoing that occurred. All facts and evidence in a court case are treated as an allegation until proven true in court. A person who is facing a murder conviction will be referred to as having allegedly murdered the person until the court determines that this is fact. It is a statement that is made in absence of or before a fact is proven.

Justipedia explains Allegation

All court cases start with an allegation of wrongdoing by someone against another person. It can be on behalf of a company or on behalf of themselves. An allegation is always treated as unknown or uncertain until facts are proven; the time frame that the fact is unknown or uncertain will be referred to as an allegation of crime.

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