innuendo

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innuendo

1. Law (in pleading) a word introducing an explanatory phrase, usually in parenthesis
2. Law in an action for defamation
a. an explanation of the construction put upon words alleged to be defamatory where the defamatory meaning is not apparent
b. the words thus explained
References in classic literature ?
I dislike mysteries and innuendoes," he went on, harshly.
Inglethorp and Evelyn Howard, and of the latter's innuendoes.
Some of my readers may remember a little book from her pen, published in Paris, a mystically bad-tempered, declamatory, and frightfully disconnected piece of writing, in which she all but admits the foreknowledge, more than hints at its supernatural origin, and plainly suggests in venomous innuendoes that the guilt of the act was not with the terrorists, but with a palace intrigue.
Though the book's ending is a bit too pat to be believable, the concerns it reveals (from dysfunctional families to grief to child sexual abuse) make Fragments powerful bibliotherapy for older teens comfortable with some harsh language and sexual innuendoes.
Pearl and Dean, which ran the poll, said: "Bond innuendoes seem to work best when they are at the end of the film and subtle as a brick.
I don't think anybody looked at the little innuendoes of the law, and it's the intricacies of (AB) 1381 that people have not defined yet,'' she said.
95) may not be for every library collection: it's a risque and fun cultural collection about attitude and spicing up a sexual relationship through images, innuendoes, and more.