Allegation vs Alleging - What's the difference?

allegation | alleging |

As nouns the difference between allegation and alleging

is that allegation is an assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts while alleging is allegation.

As a verb alleging is





(wikipedia allegation) (en noun)
  • An assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts.
  • She put forth several allegations regarding her partner in hopes of discrediting his actions.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=December 14 , author=Steven Morris , title=Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage=Philip Miles, defending, said: "This was a single instance, there was no allegation of continuing behaviour over a long period of time."}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2004
  • , date=April 15 , author= , title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer , work=The Scotsman citation , page= , passage=A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
  • The act of alleging.
  • alleging



  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • allegation
  • * William Thorpe
  • The archbishop said to me, All these allegings that thou bringest forth, are nothing else but proud presumptuousness.