Definition of seditious libel in English:

seditious libel

Syllabification: se·di·tious li·bel

noun

Law
1A published statement that is seditious.
1.1The action or crime of publishing a seditious statement.
More example sentences
  • Another tactic of the government to silence criticism was to prosecute authors, printers and publishers for seditious libel, a common law crime.
  • These varied from the trials and subsequent execution of radicals for treason, to trials for sedition and seditious libel.
  • One of the posters, questioning the independence of the commissioners, resulted in the South Australian government laying archaic charges of criminal and seditious libel against the paper.

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