A claim of fact not yet proven to be true. In a lawsuit, a party puts forth their allegations in a complaint, indictment or affirmative defense, and then uses evidence at trial to attempt to prove their truth.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A statement by a party in a pleading describing what that party's position is and what that party intends to prove. Certain allegations are required for a plaintiff to maintain a lawsuit. (See also: pleading
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm