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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

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a. defamation in some transient form, as by spoken words, gestures, etc.
b. a slanderous statement, etc.
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Writer Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was issued with five lawsuits by the prime minister and information minister, accused of slandering Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, according to the press freedom campaign group.
Rabbi Lichtenstein, 49, from Cricklewood, north west London, the senior judge (Dayan) in the Beth Din or rabbinical court of the Federation of Synagogues, denied slandering Mr Maccaba within the orthodox community in early 2001.
Rabbi Lichtenstein, aged 49, a father-of-eight, from Cricklewood, north west London, the senior judge in the Beth Din or rabbinical court of the Federation of Synagogues, hotly disputed slandering Mr Maccaba within the orthodox community in early 2001.
Rabbi Lichtenstein, 49,an American-born father of eight,of Cricklewood,north west London, who is the senior judge in the Beth Din,or rabbinical court,of the Federation of Synagogues,hotly disputes slandering Mr Maccaba within the orthodox community in early 2001.
The businessman, who called the claim ridiculous, is suing senior rabbi Dayan Yaakov Lichtenstein for allegedly slandering him as an adulterer.