aspersion


as·per·sion

noun \ə-ˈspər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of ASPERSION

1
:  a sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies
2
a :  a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation <cast aspersions on her integrity>
b :  the act of making such a charge :  defamation

First Known Use of ASPERSION

circa 1587

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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