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To state, recite, assert, or charge the existence of particular facts in a Pleading or an indictment; to make an allegation.

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v. to claim a fact is true, commonly in a complaint which is filed to commence a lawsuit, in an "affirmative defense" to a complaint, in a criminal charge of the commission of a crime, or any claim. (See: allegation)

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