an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
Law. a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading. (in an action for slander or libel) the explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory. the word or expression thus explained.
an indirect or subtle reference, esp one made maliciously or indicating criticism or disapproval; insinuation
(law) (in pleading) a word introducing an explanatory phrase, usually in parenthesis
(law, in an action for defamation) an explanation of the construction put upon words alleged to be defamatory where the defamatory meaning is not apparent the words thus explained