From Middle English aleggen, borrowed from Anglo-Norman aleger, the form from Old French esligier, from Medieval Latin ("to clear at law"), from Latin ex ("out") + lītigō, the meaning from Old French alleguer, from Latin allēgāre, present active infinitive of allēgō, from ad + lēgō.
From Middle English alleggen, from Old French alegier, from Latin alleviāre, present active infinitive of alleviō, from ad + levis. alleviate.
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