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slander

Legal Definition of slander

Noun

  1. Verbal or spoken defamation

Synonyms


Definition of slander

Etymology

    13th century. Via Old French esclandre, from Ecclesiastical Latin scandalum ("stumbling block, temptation"), from Ancient Greek σκάνδαλον (skandalon), "scandal").

Noun

slander (plural slanders)

  1. a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement

Verb

to slander (third-person singular simple present slanders, present participle slandering, simple past and past participle slandered)

  1. to utter a slanderous statement

Synonyms

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References:

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