Definition of 'libel'
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We have some of the most stringent libel laws in the world. The Sun (2017)The abuse of libel laws is not imaginary. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Real journalists are governed by libel laws and editorial standards. The Sun (2017)Outside the court after his libel trial, a mob howled for his blood. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His attempts to capitalise on a new film of the libel trial by embarking on a lecture tour are as shamefully opportunistic as they are pointless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new law protected journalists by imposing on claimants the burden to show that the alleged libel actually caused them'serious harm '. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What do you get when you cross a libel lawyer with a demon from hell? Times, Sunday Times (2009)My neighbour points out that most libel trials are decided by juries. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At what point does it become slander or libel? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The barrister takes on a libel suit against a publisher. The Sun (2006)Then came the libel action and drugs allegations. The Sun (2008)He is famous for not being boring and has the libel damages to prove it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have got very strong libel laws in this country. The Sun (2016)They have worked in the media for many years and are well versed in the pain thresholds of defendant libel lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Meantime litigation will remain the only option, for both libel and privacy claimants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And this is in a context where libel claimants have built-in advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He had a spell in prison after he lied in a 1987 libel trial. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This judgment will now strengthen the position of others facing libel suits, too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Sun were forced to pay damages for libel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Bill will bring libel laws into the modern age. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You need deep pockets to risk hiring the top-flight libel lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Books are already being cancelled by publishers because the economics of publishing are such that they cannot sustain the costs of a libel action. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is impossible to keep libel and slander hidden in one country as before, thanks to the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We do not assist the genuine victims of libel by maintaining a system which is slow, expensive and complex. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They would also reduce costs in accident, libel and privacy claims and lead to many accident victims recovering more damages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A judicial committee rejected his allegations and recommended that criminal charges of libel should be brought against anyone repeating them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A curb on foreign libel claimants using English courts in the hope of big payouts is also being considered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the Act removes the presumption in favour of Jury trial for libel claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On the contrary, in 1804 he found himself once again facing a libel charge. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)
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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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