defamatory words

defamatory words
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Defamatory — De*fam a*to*ry, a. Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious; slanderous; as, defamatory words; defamatory writings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defamatory — de·fam·a·to·ry /di fa mə ˌtōr ē/ adj: tending to disgrace or lower public opinion of a person or to harm a person s reputation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. defamatory …   Law dictionary

  • defamatory — Calumnious; containing defamation; injurious to reputation; libelous; slanderous. See defamation @ defamatory libel Written, permanent form of defamation as contrasted with slander which is oral defamation. See libel @ defamatory per quod… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defamatory — Calumnious; containing defamation; injurious to reputation; libelous; slanderous. See defamation @ defamatory libel Written, permanent form of defamation as contrasted with slander which is oral defamation. See libel @ defamatory per quod… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defamatory — Synonyms and related words: abusive, back biting, backbiting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • defamation — de·fa·ma·tion /ˌde fə mā shən/ n 1: communication to third parties of false statements about a person that injure the reputation of or deter others from associating with that person see also libel, slander; new york times co. v. sullivan in the… …   Law dictionary

  • South African law of delict — The South African law of delict engages primarily with the circumstances in which one person can claim compensation from another for harm that has been suffered. [1] JC Van der Walt and Rob Midgley define a delict, in general terms [...] as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Irving v Penguin Books and Lipstadt — Irving v Penguin and Lipstadt Court High Court of Justice (Queen s Bench Division) Full case name Irving v Penguin Books Limited, Deborah E. Lipstadt …   Wikipedia

  • slander — slan·der 1 / slan dər/ vt: to utter slander against slan·der·er n slander 2 n [Anglo French esclandre, from Old French escandle esclandre scandal, from Late Latin scandalum moral stumbling block, disgrace, from Greek skandalon, literally, snare,… …   Law dictionary

  • publication — To make public; to make known to people in general; to bring before public; to exhibit, display, disclose or reveal. Tiffany Productions v. Dewing, D.C. Md., 50 F.2d 911, 914. The act of publishing anything; offering it to public notice, or… …   Black's law dictionary

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