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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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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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The juxtaposition of the Miriam case study and the subsequent leprosy and isolation of Miriam suggests a causal connection--just as she was punished with leprosy for slandering Moses, so too, in general, leprosy is a punishment for slander.
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He further demonstrates his intolerance by accusing those with differing views of being slanderers and yet himself slanders them with terms such as ``flimflam,'' ``spin-thugs'' and ``dubious.
As Phedon tells Guyon and the Palmer, the cause of all his misfortunes was his friend Philemon whose slanders against Claribell aroused his jealous fury.
Six newspapers joined Coulter's list of more than 60 clients since Slander was published, said Kathie Kerr, director of communications for Universal Press Syndicate, adding that the Centre Daily Times is the only paper she knows to recently cancel the three-year Universal columnist.