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American English: /ˈlaɪbəl/
British English: /ˈlʌɪb(ə)l/

Translation of libel in Spanish:


  • uncountable and countable to sue (somebody) for libel
    demandar (a alguien) por difamación/calumnia
    to publish a libel
    publicar un libelo
    (before noun) (suit/action)
    por difamación/calumnia
    libel laws
    leyes (feminine plural) contra la difamación
    leyes (feminine plural) antilibelo
    Example sentences
    • During the 1790s Pitt frequently resorted to seditious libel as a blunt instrument against the reform movement.
    • A third common law offence which may involve strict liability is that of blasphemous libel.
    • Ironically, the action is over a short story concerning a previous libel action.

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • 1.1 (Law) 1.2 (damage reputation)
    Example sentences
    • A judge at Cork Circuit Cork yesterday ruled that he was libelled by only two newspapers, and awarded him damages of £5,600.
    • Browne has viciously slandered and libeled me, in the public media, repeatedly.
    • Gilligan's lawyer wrote to the film production company, seeking to ensure that he was not libelled.

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