the defendant is accused of an offence - court is yet to decide outcome He sued the driver for alleged breach of duty of care. allegation (n)
Questionably true or asserted to be true.
A term to describe the crime or defendant prior to conviction.
claimed, asserted, stated, charged.
Stated; recited; claimed; asserted; charged.
said to be true, but not yet proven to be true; until the trial is over, the crime may be called the "alleged crime."
Assumed or supposed to have happened before it has been proven in court.
asserted, but not yet proven