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libel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word libel

(noun) a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
(noun) the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
(verb) print slanderous statements against
Example Sentence
  • The newspaper was accused of libeling him

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for libel

libel is close to label.WE always tend to LABEL people by their shortcomings, thus libel=defamatory statement
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by k-electron

First LIE about somebody and then ring the BELL to let everyone know!
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by drquadros54

sounds like rebel. a rebel will always make defamatory statements against ppl he is rebelling against
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by friendofafriend

LIe aBout a person which will ELiminate his fame (LI B EL)
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by ajaivkamath

in a way antonym of bible, bible contains praise sentences about GOD, while libel is act of writing defamatory sentences
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by anubhav.del

You are liable if you libel someone.
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by anujpathania

sounds rebel >>> to rebel against some one, mostly people use newspapers and write against someone..
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by RajeshBorkar

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