Definition of libel
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Translations for 'libel'
- British English: libel NOUN
Libel is a written statement which wrongly accuses someone of something, and which is therefore against the law.The company sued him for libel over the remarks.
- British English: libel VERB
To libel someone means to write or print something in a book, newspaper, or magazine which wrongly damages that person's reputation and is therefore against the law.The newspaper which libelled him had already offered compensation.
Definition of libel from the Collins English Dictionary
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