de·​fam·​a·​to·​ry di-ˈfa-mə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce defamatory (audio)
: tending to disgrace or lower public opinion of a person or to harm a person's reputation

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“Defamatory.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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