Definitions for "libel"
Written or published defamation of character.
A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
In 1934, Aleister Crowley began a libel case against a writer who had called him a black magician. Some suggest that he did this simply because he was desperate for money and thought he might be awarded damages. The judge presiding over the case heard excerpts of Crowley's pornographic poetry and the testimonies of ex-disciples. Crowley lost the case.
Legal term designating the crime of saying untruthful negative things about a person's character.
Keywords:  film
Libel is a 1959 UK film.
Keywords:  ship, proceed, goods, filing
To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.