What is Intimation?

Legal Definition
Civil law. The name of any judicial act by which a notice of a legal proceeding. is given to some one; but it is more usually understood to mean the notice or summons which an appellant causes to be given to the opposite party, that the sentence will be reviewed by the superior judge.

2. In the Scotch law, it is an instrument, of writing, made under the hand of a notary, and notified to a party, to inform him of a right which a third person had acquired; for example, when a creditor assigns a claim against his debtor, the assignee or cedent must give an intimation of this to the debtor, who, till then, is justified in making payment to the original creditor. Kames' Eq. B. 1, p. 1, s. 1.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In the civil law. A notification to a party that some step in a legal proceeding is asked or will be taken. Particularly, a notice given by the party inking an appeal, to the other party, that the court above will hear the appeal. In Scotch law. A formal written notice, drawn by a notary, to be served on a party against whom a stranger has acquired a right or claim ; e. g., the assignee of a debt must serve such a notice on the debtor, otherwise a payment to the originui creditor wlll be good.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A conclusion from something said. See 3 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 267, 8 Am. Dec. 651.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary