libelling libelling

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):

  • Magee called to the witness stand the judge whom he was accused of libelling.

News

  • Jailed Liberian editor says libel case against him dropped

    The editor of one of Liberia's leading newspapers who was jailed over reports about government corruption said on Wednesday all charges against him had been dropped. Rodney Sieh, who publishes Frontpage Africa, was taken into custody on August 21 following a Supreme Court ruling that the paper should pay $1.6 million (1.2 million euros) for libelling former agriculture minister J. Chris Toe ...
    on November 20, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Recalling the period, Bennett said in a BBC4 interview with Mark Lawson: "I think Peter, I may be libelling her, but I think Peter had an affair with Jackie Kennedy."
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Alan Bennett Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "I'm not in the business of libelling or defaming people," Mr Iemma said.
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Morris Iemma Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. In a statement released last night, Sir Stelios, the largest shareholder in easyJet, said: "My lawyers have today commenced High Court proceedings against Michael O'Leary and Ryanair for libelling me. Full details of my claim against them will be...
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou Source: Times Online

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