Can any one explain me what "alleged" means. So many times, I come across this word, but I only found the meaning of it saying that it is a statement without a proof. I am a bit confused when I come across this word.
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I'll assume you've tried the dictionary.
Alleged means as yet not proved usually in an official way. An example: The accuser alleges that the boy stole the bread. The accuser is the only witness and the bread is missing. Until and unless there is more proof, the boy is assumed to have stolen the bread, but he cannot be punished until then.
The crime also may not have happened at all. That would make the crime alleged.The accuser thinks but does not know for certain that there were six loaves but does know that now there are five loaves.