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defamation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defamation  \Def`a*ma"tion\,  n.  [OE.  diffamacioun  F. 
  diffamation  See  {Defame}.] 
  Act  of  injuring  another's  reputation  by  any  slanderous 
  communication,  written  or  oral;  the  wrong  of  maliciously 
  injuring  the  good  name  of  another;  slander;  detraction; 
  calumny;  aspersion. 
 
  Note:  In  modern  usage,  written  defamation  bears  the  title  of 
  libel,  and  oral  defamation  that  of  slander.  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defamation 
  n  1:  a  malicious  attack  [syn:  {calumny},  {obloquy},  {traducement}, 
  {hatchet  job}] 
  2:  the  act  of  defaming  [syn:  {aspersion},  {calumny},  {slander}] 




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