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Definition 1: a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person - [noun denoting communication]

(libel is a kind of ...) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(libel belongs to category ...) (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

(libel belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks - [noun denoting communication]

(libel is a kind of ...) (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

(libel belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: print slanderous statements against - [verb of communication]

Samples where libel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The newspaper was accused of libeling him

(libel is a kind of ...) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

"The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

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