disparagement

noun
dis·​par·​age·​ment | \ di-ˈspar-ij-mənt How to pronounce disparagement (audio) \

Legal Definition of disparagement

1 : the publication of false and injurious statements that are derogatory of another's property, business, or product

called also business disparagement, commercial disparagement, disparagement of property, slander of goods, trade libel

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“Disparagement.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/disparagement. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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