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libel

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libel

verb

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to make untrue and harmful statements about
  • the court decided that the newspaper's reportage of the former mayor, while irresponsible, did not constitute an effort to libel him

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The first known use of libel was in the 14th century

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“Libel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/libel. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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