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allegedly

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English

Etymology

alleged + -ly

Adverb

allegedly (not comparable)

Positive
allegedly

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. According to someone's allegation.
    The suspect was allegedly involved in the robbery, but his alibi placed him in another state at the time.

Usage notes

  1. This term is used in the media to avoid litigation when the facts are not 100% certain, or when referring to evidence in an ongoing trial.

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