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slander

Etymology: Fr, esclandre, scandal
any words spoken with malice that are untrue and prejudicial to the reputation, professional practice, commercial trade, office, or business of another person. Formerly, slander included published defamation, but at present it is limited to spoken accusation. To bring legal action in slander, the slandered person must be able to demonstrate real temporal damages-except for cases in which the defamation relates to the person's business or profession or in which the malicious words question the person's chastity or accuse him or her of being a felon or of having a loathsome disease. Compare libel.

slander

(slăn′dĕr) [LL. scandalum, cause of offense]
Defaming the character of another through injurious speech. To qualify legally for slander, speech must intentionally impugn the reputation of another and be both malicious and demonstrably false.

slander,

n an oral defamation; the saying of false and malicious words about another, resulting in injury to his or her reputation.
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The times have changed but the tradition of slandering has not.
Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to stop slandering each other at the first senior-level talks in seven years held last month.
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That was when she told him he was slandering her and asked him to stop.
He was pushing this clipboard in my face all the time, trying to say, `I'm not slandering you, if it's not true then the recall committee is to blame,' '' Zeanah said.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Turkish Air Forces Command has filed a complaint against Taraf writer Mehmet Baransu and Taraf's managing editor of slandering the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and its personnel.
Citing an article written by Baransu and published in the Taraf daily on April 25 titled "BeE- milyar dolar "hava"ya uctu" (5 billion dollars goes up in smoke), the Turkish Air Forces Command requested that the prosecutor's office launch an investigation against Baransu on charges of slandering the TSK and its personnel.
Police headed to the television station's headquarters in the Beirut neighborhood of Wata al-Msaitbeh to arrest the journalist after a warrant had been issued against her for slandering Judge Shaheed Salameh.
Summary: Human rights groups have hailed the decision of a court to dismiss charges against a lawyer accused of slandering the Lebanese judiciary as a victory for freedom of speech.
BEIRUT: Human rights groups have hailed the decision of a court to dismiss charges against a lawyer accused of slandering the Lebanese judiciary as a victory for freedom of speech.
The country's official KCNA news agency said they crossed into the country via the Tumen River near the border with China to make a documentary slandering the North.