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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An abusive attack on a person's character or good name; A false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.

Usage examples (24)
  • He sued the newspaper for defamation of character.
  • Every republication of a defamation is a new publication and gives rise to a separate cause of action.
  • Blogger jailed for contempt in defamation suit (AP)
  • From Offal News, the latest in Polish defamation lawsuits. for more
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