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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.
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By examining accounts of slander in legal tracts and court records as well as in the writings of John Calvin, Thomas Vaughan, the earl of Essex, and others, Gross shows that, in a culture of slander, slander's purchase depends on its being actively taken up by both the community and the person slandered.
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There is still a law in China that states that the dead cannot be slandered, and still permits relatives to sue for the defamation of the reputation of long-dead ancestors, it is under this law that Lin's daughter, Chen Xiaoying, will appeal for the ban of the publication of this book for at least 100 years.
Mariana's and Isabella's slandered reputations are material out of which, late in the play, Vincentio patches a "just" punishment/marriage for Angelo, not to mention one for Isabella and himself.