Used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof: he was allegedly a leading participant in the coup attempt [as submodifier]: allegedly obscene material
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- The court previously heard how the four men had allegedly been involved in a fight in a West End car park in August.
- A haul of allegedly smuggled goods was catalogued and taken away for further examination.
- She said the club was still open at the time, allegedly for a private party.
reportedly, supposedly, reputedly, purportedly, ostensibly, apparently, by all accounts, so the story goes, putatively, presumedly, presumably, assumedly, declaredly, avowedly;
be accused of being/doing, be alleged to be/have, be said to be/have, be rumoured to be/have
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