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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.
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Checklist Item #7: "The report of faults should not cause greater damage than the damage [to the transgressor] that would have resulted if the report was made in a court of law." This checklist item is illustrated by contrasting Moses' humility when his sister slandered him (Num.
"I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews.
The charges were pressed by Vase Samarakov, owner of the firm "Job for You," who believes he was slandered in Toci's televised feature about the Bardovci hospital, in which patients of the psychiatric clinic say they clean doctors' houses and are never paid for it.
Listen to the cry of a person who has been slandered and humiliated by deceiving enemies.
The eighth and final chapter, "The Slandered Heroine," asks what Shakespeare's Othello and Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam might tell us about Renaissance constructions of female subjectivity and women's agency.
On Monday an Ecuadorian court ruled out his claim that she had slandered him.