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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.
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I ask them not to defame Pakistan in a bid to fix me,' he said.
"I feel all this has been done only to defame his image and nothing beyond that.
BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces arrested a man in Mount Lebanon accused of creating fake social media accounts to defame a minor, the agency said in a statement released Thursday.
Hyderabad: Cyberabad police on Saturday arrested two youth for posting a morphed photograph of MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on the Facebook to defame him.
The military intensified its campaign to defame the government led by late Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, eventually forcing him to resign in 1997.
This has led to one great irony getting lost, especially on Muslims: If such laws would ban movies and cartoons that defame Islam, they would also, by logical extension, have to ban the Koran - the only religious text in the world that defames other religions.
Brodsky's lawsuit claims Greenberg's letter was "a false narrative" designed to defame Brodsky as revenge for Brodsky's attempt to fire Greenberg as one of Peterson's attorneys.
In Delhi, the Congress alleged that Kejriwal's only aim is to defame people.
She told the judge: "I didn't intend to defame the nursery." The case was adjourned.
"Preaching was never a crime, and how could distributing a Bible or two defame Islam?" Gobrael questioned.
That in a time of war--and the war against terrorism and Islamic extremism is indeed a most fearsome war--that you, a Catholic publication, would be so evil as to savagely defame our military is nothing less than sinful.