Intimation



[in-tuh-mey-shuh n] /ˌɪn təˈmeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of , or making known indirectly.
2.
a hint; suggestion:
The death of his father was his first intimation of mortality.
/ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a hint or suggestion
2.
(rare) an announcement or notice
n.

mid-15c., “action of making known,” from Middle French intimation (late 14c.), from Late Latin intimationem (nominative intimatio) “an announcement” (in Medieval Latin “a judicial notification”), noun of action from past participle stem of intimare (see intimate). Meaning “suggestion, hint” is from 1530s.

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