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calumny

Legal Definition of calumny

Synonyms


Definition of calumny

Etymology

    Middle French calomnie, from Latin calumnia ("slander"), perhaps from calvor ("I deceive").

Pronunciation

Noun

calumny (plural calumnies)

  1. a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.

    Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.

  2. false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.

Derived terms

  • calumniate

Synonyms

References:

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