Definitions for "Defamation"
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.
The publication of a statement that injures a person's reputation. Libel and slander are defamation.
The act of harming someone's character, fame, or reputation by false and malicious words, including libel and slander. Many state insurance laws provide penalties for verbal or printed circulation of derogatory information calculated to injure the business or reputation of any insurance company or agent, or for aiding in such activities.
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
An attack upon a group or class of people, usually in the media or some forum of public expression, through derogatory misrepresentation or stereotyping of the members of the group or class.
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