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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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Mansour said he expected the proceedings to determine the origin of the allegedly slanderous content that was shared on social media platforms.
Investigations by the Directorate of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security revealed the account belonged to the former MP and that he posted slanderous tweets accusing the Interior Ministry of fabricating incidents to jail innocent people and forcing suspects to confess under duress.
28, 1997 military coup but did not face such slanderous accusations even back then and vowed to take all necessary legal action against those behind the accusations.
The Houthi March channel air slanderous allegations against the airstrikes.
Al-Zayani, in the meantime, urged the Iranian officials to show more respect for the principles of neighborliness and non-interference of the domestic affairs of other countries, and put an end to such irresponsible slanderous remarks.
She said he continued to send insulting messages to her with slanderous comments about her and her family.
According to Laha Magazine, Amr kept his trapper shut, not giving the slanderous remarks the time of day.
We express strong dissatisfaction with the Japanese leader's use of an international meeting to make slanderous remarks about China," Hong Lei said on Saturday.
NNA - A number of fanatic Jewish settlers wrote at dawn Monday slanderous statements attacking Prophet Mohammad on the walls of a mosque in the town of Beit Aksa north-west of the city of Quds and burnt two cars belonging to the town's people.
Shafiq claims that charges against him are slanderous.
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Palestinian forces have detained two journalists, an academic, and at least one other person in recent weeks for reports and Facebook comments critical of the Palestinian Authority, which authorities say are slanderous.