Aspersion

Definition of Aspersion

As`per´sion
n.1.A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
Behold an immersion, not and aspersion.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
Who would by base aspersions blot thy virtue.
- Dryden.

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