libel

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1 libel /ˈlaɪbəl/ noun
plural libels
1 libel
/ˈlaɪbəl/
noun
plural libels
Learner's definition of LIBEL
: the act of publishing a false statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone
[noncount]
[count]
compare slander
2 libel /ˈlaɪbəl/ verb
libels US libeled or chiefly British libelled US libeling or chiefly British libelling
2 libel
/ˈlaɪbəl/
verb
libels US libeled or chiefly British libelled US libeling or chiefly British libelling
Learner's definition of LIBEL
[+ object]
: to write and publish a false statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of (someone)
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