Definition of defamation in English:

defamation

Syllabification: def·a·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdefəˈmāSHən
 
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noun

The action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel: she sued him for defamation
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  • If the contents of the publication are untrue the law of defamation provides prohibition.
  • No defamation occurs until the defamatory matter is communicated to a third party.
  • Defendants have counterclaimed for defamation and abuse of process.
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