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libel British & World English

A published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation

libel English Thesaurus

she sued two national newspapers for libel

libel in defame English Thesaurus

he had been defamed by an article in a tabloid newspaper

libel in libel English Thesaurus

she sued two national newspapers for libel

libel in malign English Thesaurus

he accused them of maligning an innocent man

libel in slander English Thesaurus

he'd sue me for slander if I made the accusation publicly

libel in traduce English Thesaurus

it was regarded as respectable political tactics to traduce him on any grounds

blood libel British & World English

An accusation that Jewish people used the blood of Christians in religious rituals, especially in the preparation of Passover bread, that was perpetrated throughout the Middle Ages and (sporadically) until the early 20th century

criminal libel British & World English

The offence of making a malicious defamatory statement in a permanent form

seditious libel British & World English

A published statement which is seditious