Definition of slander
13th century. Via Old French esclandre, from Ecclesiastical Latin scandalum ("stumbling block, temptation"), from Ancient Greek σκάνδαλον (skandalon), "scandal").
slander (plural slanders)
- a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement
to slander (third-person singular simple present slanders, present participle slandering, simple past and past participle slandered)
- to utter a slanderous statement
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