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libel

1. Law
a. the publication of defamatory matter in permanent form, as by a written or printed statement, picture, etc.
b. the act of publishing such matter
2. Ecclesiastical law a claimant's written statement of claim
3. Scots law the formal statement of a charge
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If you're libeled, you can file a complaint, and if the fiscal tells you no libel was committed, at least you feel you tried the remedy, and the potential penalty-since it's a jail term-is sufficient enough to deter indiscriminate libeling of people,'' he said.
The developer claimed that SCOPE and Quigley had libeled the company and illegally trespassed onto the company's property.
court, alleging that an editor at the Merida newspaper libeled the bank during a visit to New York.