In`ti*ma"tion (?), n. [L. intimatio: cf. F. intimation.]

1.

The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

2.

Announcement; declaration.

Macaulay.

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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