libelous

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adjective li·bel·ous \ˈlī-b(ə-)ləs\
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libellous

Definition of libelous

  1. :  constituting or including a libel :  defamatory a libelous statement

Examples of libelous in a Sentence

  1. libelous statements about a celebrity for which the tabloid was sued

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First Known Use of libelous

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LIBELOUS Defined for English Language Learners

libelous

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Definition of libelous for English Language Learners

  • : containing an untrue written statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone


Law Dictionary

libelous

adjective li·bel·ous \ˈlī-bə-ləs\
variants: also

libellous

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Legal Definition of libelous

  1. :  constituting or including libel a libelous magazine article



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