state sth as a fact but without proof; give as an excuse
"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"
"He said it was too late to intervene in the war"
"The registrar says that I owe the school money"
I have no merits or good works which I may alledge before thee.
出自： T. Cromwell
The Prosecutor alledged, That he was the Cadet of a very ancient Family.
The joyous time now nigheth fast, That shall alegge this bitter blast.