aspersion (plural aspersions)
- An attack on somebody's reputation or good name, often in the phrase to cast aspersions upon….
1799, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, “Resolutions of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania to Kentucky”, in State Documents on Federal Relations, University of Pennsylvania, published 1906, page 21:
- No criminality can be infered or punishment inflicted, but for writing, printing, uttering, or publishing false, scandalous and malicious aspersions against the government.
- (obsolete) A sprinkling of holy water.
an attack on somebody's reputation or good name
a sprinkling of holy water