al·leged (ə-lĕjd, ə-lĕjĭd)
Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed: an alleged conspiracy; an alleged traitor; an alleged victim of a crime.
al·leged·ly (ə-lĕjĭd-lē) adv.
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