Intimation

Definition of Intimation

In`ti`ma´tion
n.1.
1.The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
2.Announcement; declaration.
They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished.
- Holland.
3.A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the least intimation that he was sent by him.
- Bp. Burnet.

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