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defamation

[def′əmā′shən]
Etymology: L, diffamare, to discredit
any communication, written or spoken, that is untrue and that injures the good name or reputation of another or that in any way brings that person into disrepute.

defamation

(dĕf″ă-mā′shŭn)
In law, an act of communication that is a quasi-intentional tort (civil wrong) that occurs when one person communicates false information to another person that injures or harms a third person who, as a result, is shamed, held in contempt, ridiculed, loses status or reputation in the community, or experiences loss of employment or of earnings. Oral defamation is slander. Written defamation is libel.

defamation (def´əmā´shən),

n the act of detracting from the reputation of another. The offense of injuring a person's reputation by false and malicious statements.
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Over the past week, Kem Sokha, president of the CCHR, and Yeng Virak, a CCHR lawyer, have also been charged with defaming the government and placed in pre-trial detention.
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Cairo: Egypt's well-known liberal writer Fatima Naoot stood her ground after a court sentenced her to three years in prison on charges of defaming Islam.
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The participants recommended that Islamic countries seek to issue an international resolution preventing defaming and insulting the prophet and other messengers and prophets.
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New Delhi, June 7 -- Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday refused to apologise to the Indian Medical Association which has accused him of defaming the medical profession through his popular TV show "Satyamev Jayate" and said he is ready to face any legal action threatened by it.
Summary: DUBAI: A Kuwaiti appeals court has overturned the conviction of a blogger for defaming the emirate's premier and revoked a six-month prison term handed to him in April, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
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