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noun 
  1. A written or pictorial statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation.
  2. (uncountable) The act or crime of displaying such a statement publicly.
Did Betty Bowers commit libel when she called President Bush a flaming homosexual on her website? http://www.bettybowers.com/isbushgay.html
verb (libels, British English libelling or American English libeling, British English libelled or American English libeled)
  1. (transitive) To defame someone, especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel.
He libelled her when he published that.
Etymology: From libelle, from libellus ("petition").


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