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1. libel

noun. ['ˈlaɪbɛl'] the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks.

Antonyms

  • uncover

Etymology

  • libelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • libellus (Latin)

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How do you spell libel? Is it libell ?

A common misspelling of libel is libell

Example sentences of the word libel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Copy and paste a link to the content you wish to report for libel.

2. Verb, base form
Information gleaned from background checks, interviews or evaluations are not subject to libel laws.

3. Adjective
Written or broadcast defamation is libel.

2. libel

noun. ['ˈlaɪbɛl'] a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person.

Synonyms

  • obloquy
  • traducement
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • hatchet job

Etymology

  • libelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • libellus (Latin)

3. libel

verb. ['ˈlaɪbɛl'] print slanderous statements against.

Synonyms

  • defame
  • smear
  • denigrate
  • besmirch
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • smirch
  • asperse

Etymology

  • libelle (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • libellus (Latin)
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