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libeling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Libel  \Li"bel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Libeled}  (-b[e^]ld)  or 
  {Libelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Libeling}  or  {Libelling}.] 
  1.  To  defame,  or  expose  to  public  hatred,  contempt,  or 
  ridicule,  by  a  writing,  picture,  sign,  etc.;  to  lampoon. 
 
  Some  wicked  wits  have  libeled  all  the  fair.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  proceed  against  by  filing  a  libel,  particularly 
  against  a  ship  or  goods. 




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