Pronunciation: (u-lej'), [key]
—v.t., -leged, -leg•ing.
1. to assert without proof.
2. to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact.
3. to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath.
4. to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse.
5. Archaic.to cite or quote in confirmation.
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