(Al"le*cret) n. [OF. alecret, halecret, hallecret.] A kind of light armor used in the sixteenth century, esp. by the Swiss. Fairholt.

(Al*lect") v. t. [L. allectare, freq. of allicere, allectum.] To allure; to entice. [Obs.]

(Al`lec*ta"tion) n. [L. allectatio.] Enticement; allurement. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Al*lec"tive) a. [LL. allectivus.] Alluring. [Obs.]

(Al*lec"tive), n. Allurement. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.

(Al*ledge") v. t. See Allege. [Obs.]

This spelling, corresponding to abridge, was once the prevailing one.

(Al`le*ga"tion) n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. Allege and Adlegation.]

1. The act of alleging or positively asserting.

2. That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment

I thought their allegation but reasonable.

3. (Law) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, — usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.

(Al*lege") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleged (-lejd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Alleging.] [OE. aleggen to bring forward as evidence, OF. esligier to buy, prop. to free from legal difficulties, fr. an assumed LL. exlitigare; L. ex + litigare to quarrel, sue The word was confused with L. allegare and lex law. Cf. Allay.]

1. To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.

2. To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge. [Archaic]

3. To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.

Syn. — To bring forward; adduce; advance; assign; produce; declare; affirm; assert; aver; predicate.

(Al*lege"), v. t. [See Allay.] To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble. [Obs.] Wyclif.

(Al*lege"a*ble) a. Capable of being alleged or affirmed.

The most authentic examples allegeable in the case.

(Al*lege"ance) n. Allegation. [Obs.]

(Al*lege"ment) n. Allegation. [Obs.]

With many complaints and allegements.
Bp. Sanderson.

(Al*leg"er) n. One who affirms or declares.

(Al*legge") v. t. See Alegge and Allay. [Obs.]

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