noun[mass noun] Law
The offence of making a malicious defamatory statement in a permanent form.
More example sentences
- Public nuisance and criminal libel have been cited as common law crimes of strict liability.
- This would make them categorically protected, against criminal libel prosecution or civil libel lawsuits.
- Many people have argued that criminal libel laws are unconstitutional, but the Supreme Court has never so held.
More definitions of criminal libelDefinition of criminal libel in:
- The US English dictionary