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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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The MCA candidate for the Balakong by-election for the State seat Tan Chee Teong has slammed those who slandered him via the social media saying that his 19-day campaign had 'forced' the people to vote for the party on Saturday.
Tan said that he had realised the slander against him when the owner of the account himself had tagged the name of the Facebook account belonging to him on a photograph of his campaign together with the voters which had been uploaded.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski confirmed Friday he would press charges against SDSM leader Zoran Zaev for slander. He claims half a million euros in damages from Zaev for the allegations he voiced regarding the sale of Makedonska banka.
The juxtaposition of the Miriam case study and the subsequent leprosy and isolation of Miriam suggests a causal connection--just as she was punished with leprosy for slandering Moses, so too, in general, leprosy is a punishment for slander. The Masoretic text formats this idea in Deuteronomy 24:8-9 as a distinct paragraph, encoding the connection by using surrounding white-space indentation: Take care regarding the plague of leprosy that you do exactly according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall instruct you, as I commanded them.
Summary: Two US journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labour by North Korea were trying to slander the state, the reclusive country has claimed.
The German text declares: God's own name, the slandered Shem HaM' phoras, which the Jews before the Christians kept almost ineffably holy, perished in six million Jews under the sign of a cross.
POSH Spice Victoria Beckham landed a pounds 100,000 bill yesterday after losing part of a slander action involving a celebrity autograph shop.
Spenser here moves beyond Lucian, who describes slanders as spears and arrows loosed against the hearer, to draw on a contemporary emblem in which Lucian's metaphor is developed into a simile describing the ineffectiveness of slander against a virtuous target.
Six newspapers joined Coulter's list of more than 60 clients since Slander was published, said Kathie Kerr, director of communications for Universal Press Syndicate, adding that the Centre Daily Times is the only paper she knows to recently cancel the three-year Universal columnist.
Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-Century England: Defamation in the Ecclesiastical Courts, 1815-1855.