Intimation

In`ti*ma"tion

(?), n. [L. intimatio: cf. F. intimation.]
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1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
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2. Announcement; declaration. Macaulay.
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They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished.
Holland.
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3. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
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Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the least intimation that he was sent by him.
Bp. Burnet.
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