Law Oral communication of untrue statements harmful to a person's reputation.
A false and destructive declaration or report about some one.
a false, harmful statement (talked or posted), especially the one which is injurious to your reputation; the generating of such a statement
A false story or report maliciously uttered, looking after injure the trustworthiness of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious stories or suggestions to the damage of some other.
Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
previously, defamation usually, whether dental or written; in modern-day usage, defamation by terms spoken; utterance of false, destructive, and defamatory terms, tending to the damage and derogation of some other; calumny. Look at Note under Defamation.
a factor in stumbling or offense; a stumbling-block; offense.
Reproach; disgrace; shame; scandal.
Ill popularity; bad title or repute.
A false tale or report maliciously uttered, and desired or tending to injure the good name and trustworthiness of another: since, a wicked and spiteful slander; specifically, in-law, oral defamation published without appropriate reason (Cooley).
The fabrication or uttering of such untrue reports; aspersion; defamation; detraction: since, becoming provided to slander.
words falsely spoken that harm the trustworthiness of another
an abusive assault on someone's character or great title
To be a stumbling-block to; offer offense to; offend.
To discredit; disgrace; dishonor.
To speak sick of; defame; calumniate; disparage.
especially in-law, to utter untrue and damaging tales or reports concerning; injure or tarnish the great title and reputation of, by untrue reports maliciously informed or propagated. See slander, n., 4, and compare libel.