fair comment

noun

Legal Definition of fair comment

: a common-law privilege to criticize and comment on matters of public interest without being liable for defamation provided that the comment is an honest expression of opinion and free of malice

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“Fair comment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/fair%20comment. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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