defamation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of defaming; calumny.
    • Act of hurting another's reputation by any slanderous interaction, written or oral; not the right of maliciously injuring the great name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
    • Act of hurting another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or dental; the incorrect of maliciously injuring the good title of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
    • The work of defaming; the wrong of injuring another's reputation without justification or justification; aspersion.
    • [previously defamation had been made use of more with reference to slander or spoken terms. In modern-day usage slander is spoken defamation and libel is published defamation. Both are topics for civil action for problems. Libel alone is generally punishable criminally, the most popular test of criminality becoming so it has a tendency to a breach of this serenity.] Synonyms Detraction, aspersion, backbiting, scandal, libel.
    • an abusive assault on a person's personality or great name
    • a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of somebody's terms or activities

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