As*per"sion (#), n. [L. aspersio, fr. aspergere: cf. F. aspersion.]
A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
Behold an immersion, not and aspersion.
The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
Every candid critic would be ashamed to cast wholesale aspersions on the entire body of professional teachers.
Who would by base aspersions blot thy virtue.
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