Allegation Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Allegation, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Allegation?

n. a private extraordinary judge chosen by the parties who have a matter in dispute, invested with power to decide the same. This power to them is given by the parties involved with mutual consent. An arbitrator is not the decision maker via a formal law procedure and is called so because he generally has an arbitrary power, there being in common no appeal from their sentences, which are called awards. For selection of arbitrators both parties are consulted and courts have lists of attorneys who serve as arbitrators, in case both parties want to decide on someone or they cannot come up with some arbitrator of their mutual choice.