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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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Abu Dhabi - The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) has condemned the terrorist attack in which a mosque was targeted in Qatif Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and warned against distorting the principles of Islam, defaming its civilisational vision and misrepresenting its future.
He also stressed the need to confront misinformation and suspend channels defaming Arab countries and inciting sedition and sectarianism.
A Nasr City Misdemeanour Court sentenced Moussa Tuesday to two years imprisonment and an EGP 20,000 fine for insulting, defaming and disclosing untrue facts about Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, head of the Democratic Front political party.
The Libyan clergies called on the world community to shoulder their responsibility and take a clear position towards the blaspheming of our prophet, calling on human rights organizations to mount pressure on their governments to enact legislations and laws criminalizing the defaming of Islamic sanctuaries.
TUNIS - A Tunisian military court Tuesday denied bail for a blogger who is appealing his three-year jail sentence for defaming the army -- a case that has alarmed rights campaigners.
Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned people against defaming their spouses or in-laws on social networking sites, saying such publicity could destroy families, complicate court cases and create scandals.
But now, this newspaper has been involved in defaming leaders of Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon and Faridabad district," said Balbir Singh, a BJP supporter, adding: " Being a BJP MP, instead of showing solidarity with fellow BJP MP, Chopra has been defaming leaders.
Islamabad -- Once a reputed media organisation BBC has now become a mouth piece of those who are defaming Pakistan.
SUKKUR -- The opposition leader in the National Assembly (NA), Khursheed Shah on Saturday criticised Geo Television for defaming a national institution like Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on the day their Hamid Mir was attacked.
Either he proves my involvement, or, asks for my forgiveness for defaming me", said he.
A mother has been charged with defaming a Dubai nursery by sending emails to other parents claiming she saw a classroom assistant beat up her son
The press release further said that the so-called director of Ilmia Academy, Muhammad Azeem started defaming the Chairman and officers of the Commission after announcement of the results of written examination of the Section Officer on August 17.