intimation

  • 1 intimation — [ ɛ̃timasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1320; lat. jurid. intimatio → intimer ♦ Dr. Acte par lequel l appelant intime la partie adverse. ⇒ assignation (en appel). Cour. Mise en demeure. ⇒ injonction, 1. sommation. ● intimation nom féminin (bas latin intimatio,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Intimation — In ti*ma tion, n. [L. intimatio: cf. F. intimation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated. [1913 Webster] 2. Announcement; declaration. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 intimation — Intimation. s. f. v. L Acte par lequel on intime. L Exploit ne porte point intimation. intimation en cas d appel. l intimation du Concile …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 intimation — I noun allusion, denuntiatio, hint, idea, implication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, mention, nuntius, overtone, reference, significatio, suggestion II index cloud ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 intimation — [in΄tə mā′shən] n. 〚ME intimacion < OFr intimation < LL intimatio〛 1. the act of intimating 2. a formal announcement or declaration: now chiefly in law 3. a hint; indirect suggestion * * * See intimater. * * * …

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  • 6 intimation — mid 15c., action of making known, from M.Fr. intimation (late 14c.), from L.L. intimationem (nom. intimatio) an announcement (in M.L. a judicial notification ), noun of action from pp. stem of intimare (see INTIMATE (Cf. intimate)). Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 intimation — Intimation, f. acut. Est denonciation, et signification, Denuntiatio, Praedictio alicui facta (Terent. Andr. Neque hoc tu dicas tibi non praedictum caue) O intimation, Denuntiatione atque praedictione addita, Qui est la clause ordinaire és… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 intimation — [in΄tə mā′shən] n. [ME intimacion < OFr intimation < LL intimatio] 1. the act of intimating 2. a formal announcement or declaration: now chiefly in law 3. a hint; indirect suggestion …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Intimation — (v. lat.), 1) Bekanntmachung; 2) bekanntmachende Zufertigung; 3) (Lebenabsagen), das vorläufige Bekanntmachen des Todesurtheils da, wo eine öffentliche Bekanntmachung desselben an den Inquisiten, z.B. beim Hochnothpeinlichen Halsgericht, noch… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Intimation — Intimation, lat. dtsch., Mittheilung, Bekanntmachung; die vorläufige Ankündigung des Todesurtheiles an einen Delinquenten, wo noch die öffentl. Verurtheilung gebräuchlich ist …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 intimation — [n] clue, hint allusion, announcement, breath, communication, cue, declaration, implication, indication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, notice, notion, reminder, shade, shadow, strain, streak, suggestion, suspicion, telltale, tinge, tip, trace,… …

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  • 12 intimation — (in ti ma sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d intimer. •   N ayant pas vingt quatre heures depuis l intimation de l ordre pour me préparer au départ, J. J. ROUSS. Conf. XII. 2°   Particulièrement, l acte de procédure par lequel… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 intimation — n. 1) to give an intimation 2) intimation that + clause (there was no intimation that she would retire) * * * [ˌɪntɪ meɪʃ(ə)n] to give an intimation intimation that + clause (there was no intimation that she would retire) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 intimation — UK [ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms intimation : singular intimation plural intimations formal a suggestion or sign that something is likely to happen Has she given any intimation of her intentions? …

    English dictionary

  • 15 INTIMATION — s. f. Action d intimer ; et, particulièrement, L acte de procédure par lequel on intime. L exploit ne porte point intimation. Intimation en cas d appel …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 INTIMATION — n. f. T. de Procédure Action d’intimer. L’exploit ne porte point intimation. Intimation en cas d’appel …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 intimation — noun /ˌɪntəˈmeɪʃən/ a) The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated. They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished. b) Announcement; declaration. Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the… …

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  • 18 intimation — [[t]ɪ̱ntɪme͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] intimations N COUNT: usu N of n, N that An intimation is an indirect suggestion or sign that something is likely to happen or be true. [FORMAL] ...intimations of mortality... I did not have any intimation that he was going …

    English dictionary

  • 19 intimation — Ⅰ. intimate [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) closely acquainted; familiar. 2) private and personal. 3) euphemistic having a sexual relationship. 4) involving very close connection: an intimate involvement. 5) (of knowledge) detailed. 6) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 intimation — in|ti|ma|tion [ˌıntıˈmeıʃən] n [U and C] formal 1.) an indirect or unclear sign that something may happen ▪ the first intimations of the approaching conflict 2.) the act of officially telling someone about something ▪ Without early intimation of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English