Crossword clues for libel
- Slander relative
- Slander counterpart
- Malign in a magazine
- Malicious defamation
- Give a bad name
- Fact-checking can help avoid it
- Defamation in writing
- Character assassination in print
- A form of defamation
- Wrong in writing
- Written smear
- Written lies
- Written assault on one's reputation
- Writing that can get you in trouble
- What a tabloid may be sued for
- Vilify in print
- Torts class subject
- Tortious writing
- Tort type
- Tort in print
- Tort class topic
- Tabloid lawyer's worry
- Sort of tort
- Smear with ink?
- Smear on the page
- Smear campaign crime
- Slander's kin
- Slander kin
- Slander in print
- Reason to sue a publisher
- Publishing crime
- Publisher's concern
- Publisher's booboo
- Printing error?
- Media lawyer's specialty
- Media law topic
- It concerns write wrongs?
- Insult in print
- Ink smear?
- Form of defamation
- Focus of some celebrity suits
- Defame in a way
- Defamatory words
- Defamation in a paper
- Bit of scandalmongering
- Bad press?
- Smear in print
- Defame in print
- Slander's counterpart
- Newspaper no-no
- Kind of suit found in a courtroom
- Media lawyer's concern
- Reputation ruiner
- Actionable words
- Put down in print
- Media lawyer's subject
- Defamation in print
- Write wrongs
- Suit material?
- Defame in writing
- Smearing in ink?
- Tabloid issue
- Printed defamation
- A tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
- Freedom-of-speech limit
- Malign in print
- Cause for a lawsuit
- Slander's well-read cousin?
- Damage a reputation
- Cousin of slander
- Subject of media law
- Printed slander
- Cause of a suit
- Slander's cousin
- Nizer subject
- Cause for a suit
- Malign story about British lecturer
- Call one to replace article that's the reason sidesman brought what's in bottom half of 17
- Written defamation
- Attack in print
- Drag through the mud
- Put down in writing?
- Material for a suit?
- Defame, in a way
- Defamatory text
- What tabloids are often sued for
- Defamatory writing
- Reputation wrecker
- Written slander
- Type of tort
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Libel \Li"bel\ (l[imac]"b[e^]l), v. i. To spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against.
What's this but libeling against the senate?
[He] libels now 'gainst each great man.
Libel \Li"bel\ (l[imac]"b[e^]l), n. [L. libellus a little book, pamphlet, libel, lampoon, dim. of liber the liber or inner bark of a tree; also (because the ancients wrote on this bark), paper, parchment, or a roll of any material used to write upon, and hence, a book or treatise: cf. F. libelle.]
A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc. [Obs.]
A libel of forsaking [divorcement].
--Wyclif (Matt. v. 31).
Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
(Law) A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.
Note: The term, in a more extended sense, includes the publication of such writings, pictures, and the like, as are of a blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or obscene character. These also are indictable at common law.
(Law) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.
(Civil Law & Courts of Admiralty) A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.
Libel \Li"bel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Libeled (-b[e^]ld) or Libelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Libeling or Libelling.]
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.
(Law) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "formal written statement," especially, in civil law, "plaintiff's statement of charges" (mid-14c.); from Old French libelle (fem.) "small book; (legal) charge, claim; writ; written report" (13c.), from Latin libellus "a little book, pamphlet; petition, written accusation, complaint," diminutive of liber "book" (see library). Broader sense of "any published or written statement likely to harm a person's reputation" is first attested 1630s.
mid-15c., "make an initial statement setting out a plaintiff's case" (modern sense from 1560s), from libel (n.), q.v. for sense development. Related: Libeled; libelled; libeling; libelling.
n. 1 A written or pictorial statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation. 2 (context uncountable English) The act or crime of displaying such a statement publicly. 3 Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire. 4 (context law English) A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks. 5 A brief writing of any kind, especially a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To defame someone, especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel. 2 (context legal English) To proceed against (a ship, goods, etc.) by filing a libel.
A libel is a malicious, false statement in written media, a broadcast, or otherwise published words.
Libel may also refer to:
- Libel (film) (1959), a British drama film
- Libel (poetry), a verse genre primarily of the Renaissance
- Libel (Rychnov nad Kněžnou District), a village in the Rychnov nad Kněžnou District of the Czech Republic
- Libel (admiralty law), a proceeding in admiralty law
Libel is a verse genre primarily of the Renaissance, descended from the tradition of invective in classical Greek and Roman poetry. Libel is usually expressly political, and balder and coarser than satire. Libels were generally not published but circulated among friends and political partisans in manuscript.
Libel is a 1959 British drama film. It stars Olivia de Havilland, Dirk Bogarde, Paul Massie, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Robert Morley. The film's screenplay was written by Anatole de Grunwald and Karl Tunberg from a 1935 play of the same name by Edward Wooll.
The film's location shots included Longleat House, Wiltshire, and London.
Libel is a village and municipality in Rychnov nad Kněžnou District in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic.
Category:Villages in Rychnov nad Kněžnou District
Usage examples of "libel".
To punish the exercise of this right to discuss public affairs or to penalize it through libel judgments is to abridge or shut off discussion of the very kind most needed.
Hansard for the sale of this report, on the ground that the allegation therein contained about the work was a libel.
Raeburn, and consequently had heard enough of the truth about him to disbelieve the gross libels which were constantly being circulated by the unscrupulous among his opponents.
Her daughter told her that if I liked I might claim damages for libel, and that if she did not wish to injure her reputation she would say nothing more about what had happened.
Now it had already been acknowledged, on the dictum of no less a man than Sir Gregory Grogram, the Attorney-General, that the action for libel, if taken at all, must be taken, not on the part of the Prime Minister, but on that of Phineas Finn.
But in the present state of things, if he does not put in an appearance we will get judgment against him for contempt of court and also for libel.
Noah Webster, editor, author, lexicographer, and staunch Federalist, declared it time to stop newspaper editors from libeling those with whom they disagreed, and to his friend Timothy Pickering wrote to urge that the new law be strictly enforced.
After all no one at Megalith, not Jemima Shore and certainly not Cy Fredericks, wanted to be confronted by the sight of Franklyn Faber, emerging from obscurity alive and well, and flanked by libel lawyers.
A hundred of these wretches who have libeled liberty by perpetrating crimes in her name must be effectually prevented from renewing their atrocities.
This libel on our national oath, and this accusation of all our countrymen of being in the daily practice of solemnly asseverating the most enormous falsehood, I fear deserves the notice of a more active Attorney General than that here alluded to.
The country party affirmed, that Fitzharris had been employed by the court, in order to throw the odium of the libel on the exclusionists, and thereby give rise to a Protestant plot: the court party maintained, that the exclusionists had found out Fitzharris, a spy of the ministers, and had set him upon this undertaking, from an intention of loading the court with the imputation of such a design upon the exclusionists.
In a successful libel action, the author, printer, and publisher are joint tortfeasors, and none of them can indemnify the other.
Though it was clearly a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, its Federalist proponents in Congress insisted, like Adams, that it was a war measure, and an improvement on the existing common law in that proof of the truth of the libel could be used as a legitimate defense.
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Whig, he abjured and detested them, and hoped to see the day, not only when they should be deemed libels, but when the authors of such doctrines should be liable to punishment.