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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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Similarly, Chapter 7 of William Gearing's A Bridle for the Tongue (1663), which focuses on "the slandering tongue," is divided into eight sections, each one being divided into several categories, such as Section 6, which lists "causes of slandering others in general," and "special causes why evil men slander the People of God" (129-31).
The case file is full of contradictions especially that prosecutors' accusation was based on a witness who told the complainant that she had overheard the suspect slandering her before someone else.
"Victims and survivors suffered not just on April 15, 1989 in Sheffield, but for over two decades afterwards with the shameful slandering of their actions by people who abused their position and power.
"I wish that every chaste woman sue Mohammad Al Shaikh for slandering," he wrote on his Twitter account.
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said Tuesday it has begun legal action to prosecute Akkar MP Mouin Merhebi for attacking the military establishment and slandering its command.
An Italian court has ordered jailed US student Amanda Knox to stand trial for slandering policemen during the investigation into the killing of her British flatmate.
Writer Mohammed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was issued with five lawsuits by the prime minister and information minister, accused of slandering Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, according to the press freedom campaign group.
Shortly after the teacher was fired, the school informed the Sills family, including the sophomore student, that they were no longer welcome at Loretto on the grounds that their actions included "taunts, threats, and verbal abuse directed against members of the school community, as well as a mass e-mail camapign slandering the school's reputation as a Catholic institution."
Rabbi Lichtenstein, 49, from Cricklewood, north west London, the senior judge (Dayan) in the Beth Din or rabbinical court of the Federation of Synagogues, denied slandering Mr Maccaba within the orthodox community in early 2001.
Rabbi Lichtenstein, aged 49, a father-of-eight, from Cricklewood, north west London, the senior judge in the Beth Din or rabbinical court of the Federation of Synagogues, hotly disputed slandering Mr Maccaba within the orthodox community in early 2001.