libelled libelled

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  2. (n) the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
  3. (v) print slanderous statements against

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That judge testified that he did not believe he had been libelled.
  2. Jew haters have blood-libelled Jews too long to stop now.

Quotes

  1. "The friends had complained about around two dozen articles in which they claimed they were libelled; accusations that they had covered up the truth of what had happened to Madeleine, allegations that they had obstructed the authorities and even...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Martin Brunt Source: Sky News

  2. "I have instructed all DAP MPs who have been libelled by newspapers to sue the related papers immediately. We did not release any statements, but something is put on a blog and comments are made. Although this has nothing to do with us, we are...
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Lim Guan Eng Source: Malaysia Star

  3. Murray told The Reg : "If the man believes he was libelled then he should take me to court."
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Craig Murray Source: Register

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