criminal defamation


Definition of criminal defamation

law : defamation that constitutes a crime (as because it was made maliciously) and is subject to criminal penalties

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First Known Use of criminal defamation

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Criminal defamation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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