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slander:

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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Slander

See also Gossip.
Slaughter (See MASSACRE.)
Basile
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]
hellebore
symbol of slander. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]
Iago
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]
Miriam
made leprous for maligning Moses’s marriage to Cushite. [O.T.: Numbers 12:9–10]
Shimei
vilifies David, implying he stole Saul’s throne. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:7–8]
Thersites
dedicated to denigrating his betters. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]

slander

Law
a. defamation in some transient form, as by spoken words, gestures, etc.
b. a slanderous statement, etc.
References in classic literature ?
Foul-mouthed doctor and slandered professor--such would be your respective roles
With these exclamations, Mr Quilp caught up the poker, and hurrying to the door of the good lady's sleeping-closet, beat upon it therewith until she awoke in inexpressible terror, thinking that her amiable son-in-law surely intended to murder her in justification of the legs she had slandered.
Your excellency,' I said, 'protect the orphans, for you knew my late husband, Semyon Zaharovitch, and on the very day of his death the basest of scoundrels slandered his only daughter.
The report also states that the government's efforts to "bring journalists into line" even reached as far as the USA, mentioning Erdoy-an's demand for an investigation into Tolga TanyE-, a Turkish journalist based in Washington, over whether he had slandered against Erdoy-an in a book.
The Messenger of Allah replied: "If what you say about him is true, then you have backbitten him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him.
This checklist item is illustrated by contrasting Moses' humility when his sister slandered him (Num.
The charges were pressed by Vase Samarakov, owner of the firm "Job for You," who believes he was slandered in Toci's televised feature about the Bardovci hospital, in which patients of the psychiatric clinic say they clean doctors' houses and are never paid for it.