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Origin of aspersion
Examples from the Web for aspersion
And Tobin, by somehow completely ignoring the definition of the word "aspersion," said this wasn't one.Commentary Mag Defends Bigoted Smears Against Palestinian NFL Player|Ali Gharib|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I suspect that Obama, too—for all his personal angst over the Muslim aspersion—will be with squarely with me on this one.
This is easily understood, without any aspersion on his veracity.
Dr Westcott is not the only English Mason who has suffered the undeserved indignity of gross aspersion from this unclean pen.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
It is performed with water in two ways—by immersion, or plunging, and by aspersion, or sprinkling.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
But Forbes tossed his head at this aspersion on his ability to take care of himself.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Now, that is an aspersion upon Lobengula and Samory in particular.Khartoum Campaign, 1898|Bennet Burleigh
mid-15c., from Latin aspersionem (nominative aspersio) "a sprinkling," noun of action from past participle stem of aspergere "to sprinkle on," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + spargere "sprinkle, strew" (see sparse). Originally in theology, the shedding of Christ's blood. Modern sense of "bespattering with slander" first attested 1590s. To cast aspersions was in Fielding (1749).