Word:
allege

Context Sentence:
The local situation is alleged to have been influenced by the difference between the national rates for universit techicians and the Local Government rates paid to the westwood technical staff who were taken over, like all other former college staff on a "no salary detriment" basis.

Source:
An old magazine 'University statement' in University of Warwick Newsletter number 17 15th November 1978

Definition:
v.
state sth as a fact but without proof; give as an argument or excuse

e.g: The were alleged to have brought goods into the country illegally.