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see libel and slanderlibel and slander,
in law, types of defamation. In common law, written defamation was libel and spoken defamation was slander. Today, however, there are no such clear definitions.
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See also Gossip.
Slaughter (See MASSACRE.)
calumniating, niggardly bigot. [Fr. Lit.: Barber of Seville; Marriage of Figaro]
Blatant Beast
monster with 100 tongues; calumnious voice of world. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Candour, Mrs.
the most energetic calumniator. [Br. Lit.: School for Scandal]
cobaea vine
symbol of slander. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
symbol of slander. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]
malignant Venetian commander; slanders Cassio to Othello. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Kay, Sir
ill-mannered, mean-spirited, but above all, scurrilous. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King]
made leprous for maligning Moses’s marriage to Cushite. [O.T.: Numbers 12:9–10]
vilifies David, implying he stole Saul’s throne. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:7–8]
dedicated to denigrating his betters. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]


a. defamation in some transient form, as by spoken words, gestures, etc.
b. a slanderous statement, etc.
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The court argued that the act of slander had taken place more than three months prior to the date of the case being filed, reported Al Bayan - therefore, the court found the lawsuit inadmissible according to Article 10, paragraph 2 of the Federal Penal Code pursuant to cyber crimes.
One major benefit from decriminalizing libel and slander would be that it would reduce the value of gossip.
Tutal you have slander, you have libel - civil case.
Stimulating studies on slander and the complaints about this "abominable" plague in the early modern era were published in the last two decades.
Escudero, HB 6148 proposes to amend Article 359 of the Revised Penal Code which provides imprisonment and a fine of not over P1,000 for slander by deed or acts that cast dishonor, discredit, or contempt upon another person.
He sued her for slander and libel, but the High Court ruled Ward's claims about Starr to be true, and ordered him to pay her legal bill.
Ahmet Koyuncu for slander on social media and the Cumhuriyet daily's EuzgE-r Mumcu for a report that was claimed to contain "slander against the president.
Bob 10 Hypotenuse; 9 Hamlet; 8 Gaia; 7 Milburn; Jackie 6 Flintstone; Fred 5 spoken; is slander defamation, written is Libel 4 composition; playful or lively A3 language; an' other from taken word A2 Diary; Jones's Bridget 1 ANSWERS:
Although Zaev's slander against me concerns a non-existent act of more than ten years ago, I decided to press charges for slander just in case, so this manipulation could be sorted out, Gruevski says.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski confirmed Friday he would press charges against SDSM leader Zoran Zaev for slander.
The twenty Albanians, who were arrested last year in police operation "Monster" and accused by the Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska of being "a radical Islamic group that committed the multiple murders", have another argument to sue Jankuloska for slander.
Quran 24:16) Backbiting and slander defined: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once asked: "Do you know what backbiting is?