libel

Definitions

General English

  • noun a written statement about someone which is not true and may damage their reputation
  • verb to damage someone’s reputation in writing

Commerce

  • noun an untrue written statement which damages someone’s character

Law

  • noun a published or broadcast statement which damages someone’s character
  • noun the act of making a libel
  • verb to damage someone’s character in writing or in a broadcast

Media Studies

  • noun writing or recording in some permanent form, things that are not true about another person.

Publishing

  • noun an untrue written statement which damages somebody’s reputation
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