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libel

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪbəl/

Translation of libel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • u and c difamación (feminine), calumnia (feminine) to sue (sb) for libel demandar (a algn) por difamación/calumnia to publish a libel publicar* un libelo (before noun/delante del nombre) [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/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

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