slander

Definitions

Commerce

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

Media Studies

  • noun an untrue spoken statement which damages somebody’s reputation.

Politics

  • verb the crime of using spoken words to harm someone by saying things which are untrue about them

Publishing

  • noun an untrue spoken statement which damages a person’s character
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