HyperDic: libel

English > 3 senses of the word libel:
NOUNcommunicationlibela false / false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
communicationlibelthe written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
VERBcommunicationlibelprint slanderous statements against
libel > pronunciation
Soundslay'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > libel: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA false / false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
tort, civil wrong(law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
Broaderdefamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Spanishlibelo
Catalanlibel
Adjectiveslibellous, libelous(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Verbslibelprint slanderous statements against
English > libel: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadercomplaint(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
Spanishlibelo
English > libel: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningPrint slanderous statements against.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
Broaderdefame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
Spanishdifamar
Nounslibela false / false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
libelerone who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

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