liable vs libel

liable libel


  • 1) Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable.
  • 2) Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable.
  • 3) Likely. Often used with reference to an unfavorable outcome.
  • 4) Legally obligated or responsible: synonym: responsible.
  • 5) Subject to undergoing or suffering something, especially something unpleasant. Used with to.
  • 6) Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun
  • 7) at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
  • 8) subject to legal action
  • 9) held legally responsible
  • 10) Fit;suitable.
  • 11) Subordinate;subject.


  • 1) A written (notably as handbill) or pictorial statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation.
  • 2) uncountable The act or crime of displaying such a statement publicly.
  • 3) An incidence of such publication or broadcast.
  • 4) The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
  • 5) The written claims initiating a suit in an admiralty court.
  • 6) (Civil Law & Courts of Admiralty) A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.
  • 7) (Law) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.
  • 8) (Law) A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.
  • 9) obsolete A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
  • 10) Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
  • 11) a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  • 12) the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
  • 13) Synonyms See asperse and lampoon.
  • 14) A writing of any kind; a written declaration or certificate.
  • 15) The crime of publishing a libel: as, he was guilty of libel.
  • 16) In admiralty law, Scots law, and English ecclesiastical law, a writing or document instituting a suit and containing the plaintiff's allegations.
  • 17) A defamatory writing made public; a malicious and injurious publication, expressed in printing or writing, or by signs or pictures, tending either to injure the memory of one dead or the reputation of one alive, and to expose him to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule.
  • 18) In law, a petition for a decree in divorce.
  • 19) In general, defamation; a defamatory remark or act; malicious misrepresentation in conversation or otherwise; anything intended or which tends to bring a person or thing into disrepute.
  • 20) A lampoon.
  • 21) transitive To defame someone, especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel.
  • 22) print slanderous statements against
  • 23) obsolete To spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against.
  • 24) To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person). synonym: malign.
  • 25) (Law) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.
  • 26) To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.


  • 1) The business may be liable for such disclosures.
  • 2) Those outside Impress would be liable to pay whether they won or lost.
  • 3) Our concern is that we may be held liable by letting him miss them.
  • 4) The claimants had been deprived of an argument that they were not liable to pay the tax.
  • 5) The women claimed his taxi was used against them and the insurers were liable.
  • 6) You will be liable for any tax due on investment income or profit.
  • 7) This means that they could receive an amount liable for inheritance tax.
  • 8) Airlines are not liable for lost hand luggage.
  • 9) That makes you both personally liable if you do not ensure the property is maintained.
  • 10) Who is legally liable for my wasted costs?
  • 11) Joint borrowers are jointly liable for the debt.
  • 12) On a preliminary issue the judge found that the defendants were liable to pay all arrears claimed.
  • 13) You are not liable for council tax.
  • 14) Nor will they be personally liable for any deficit.
  • 15) Also be aware that debtors are not liable to pay debts continuing beyond six years.
  • 16) Higher compensation is likely if the airline is held liable and will vary according to whether passengers had dependants.
  • 17) Anything over the threshold is liable to 40% tax.
  • 18) Can a church be liable on the basis of negligent selection if it failed to conduct a criminal records check on the offender?
  • 19) Your son certainly deserves a dad, who will be legally liable to support him.
  • 20) They say they asked for proof as your previous insurer is liable to meet any third party claims until your car is covered under another policy.
  • 21) Given the money in the game, a player who changed club or renewed deals a few times could easily be liable for huge amounts.
  • 22) In the meantime, protect yourself by making payments with a credit card as then the card company is jointly liable if something goes wrong.
  • 23) Gains made on sale are liable to 18% capital-gains tax.
  • 24) \ "Arianna argued that although Beck may not be legally liable, he is \" morally liable\ "for the violence and anger his show may provoke.
  • 25) Ryan also recommended the increase in Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. guarantees that's now an agreed item, and introduced the proposal to suspend mark-to-market accounting rules, which he describes as liable to throw banks into "a death spiral" because no market now exists for their assets.
  • 26) ‘Might the host ever be legally liable for that injury?’
  • 27) ‘As a general principle, people are not legally liable for failing to act, so that a distinction should be drawn between causing death and failing to keep the patient alive.’
  • 28) ‘A corporation is vicariously liable for strict liability offences to exactly the same extent as a natural person.’
  • 29) ‘If the covenant has the meaning suggested by the lessees, the lessors are liable for breach of the implied covenant.’
  • 30) ‘With respect to the windows, the doctor conceded that the plaintiffs were not holding the defendant company liable for the design of the windows.’
  • 31) ‘Where the plaintiff could reasonably avoid losses, the defendant is not liable for those losses.’
  • 32) ‘The trial judge held the defendants liable for failing to close down that part of the factory.’
  • 33) ‘However, the defendant is liable for the republication or for the damage caused by it.’
  • 34) ‘In tort, one is not liable for every injury caused by one's negligence.’
  • 35) ‘The judge then considered the possibility of the defendants being vicariously liable for negligence of their social workers.’
  • 36) ‘The employers were not vicariously liable for his negligence.’
  • 37) ‘The owner was held vicariously liable for the negligence of the driver.’
  • 38) ‘A lower court held the defendants liable for damages.’
  • 39) ‘The general rule in tort is that an employer is not liable for the acts of an independent contractor.’
  • 40) ‘Both defendants are joint and severally liable for the plaintiff's loss.’
  • 41) ‘Supervisors can be civilly and criminally liable in instances that result in substantial injury or death.’
  • 42) ‘The valuer is not liable unless he is negligent.’
  • 43) ‘A court could find him liable for the very acts involved in the criminal charges.’
  • 44) ‘Neither you nor any other person is liable for the payments on the cards.’
  • 45) ‘If an infringement occurs, everyone in the chain of sale is separately and jointly liable.’
  • 46) ‘Can we elect to have the whole of the income assessed to tax on my wife, who is only liable to basic rate tax?’
  • 47) ‘Unlicensed fireworks displays, even on private property, are illegal and may render the participants liable to prosecution.’
  • 48) ‘Failure to comply with any of those provisions will render building workers liable to imprisonment.’
  • 49) ‘The law is that if people commit serious criminal offences and they're non-citizens, they're liable to deportation.’
  • 50) ‘Is she liable to repay his debts, as the demands are being sent to her home?’
  • 51) ‘He indicated councillors could be personally liable to pay back any loan themselves if they ignored legal advice.’
  • 52) ‘Basic cable service is liable to cost hundreds of dollars per year.’
  • 53) ‘This area is now open ground liable to be overtaken by weeds and wattles.’
  • 54) ‘Some are clearly panicked by the experience and liable to rush their ascent.’


  • 1) We have some of the most stringent libel laws in the world.
  • 2) The abuse of libel laws is not imaginary.
  • 3) Real journalists are governed by libel laws and editorial standards.
  • 4) Outside the court after his libel trial, a mob howled for his blood.
  • 5) 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.
  • 6) The new law protected journalists by imposing on claimants the burden to show that the alleged libel actually caused them'serious harm '.
  • 7) What do you get when you cross a libel lawyer with a demon from hell?
  • 8) My neighbour points out that most libel trials are decided by juries.
  • 9) At what point does it become slander or libel?
  • 10) The barrister takes on a libel suit against a publisher.
  • 11) Then came the libel action and drugs allegations.
  • 12) He is famous for not being boring and has the libel damages to prove it.
  • 13) We have got very strong libel laws in this country.
  • 14) They have worked in the media for many years and are well versed in the pain thresholds of defendant libel lawyers.
  • 15) Meantime litigation will remain the only option, for both libel and privacy claimants.
  • 16) And this is in a context where libel claimants have built-in advantages.
  • 17) He had a spell in prison after he lied in a 1987 libel trial.
  • 18) This judgment will now strengthen the position of others facing libel suits, too.
  • 19) The Bill will bring libel laws into the modern age.
  • 20) You need deep pockets to risk hiring the top-flight libel lawyers.
  • 21) Books are already being cancelled by publishers because the economics of publishing are such that they cannot sustain the costs of a libel action.
  • 22) It is impossible to keep libel and slander hidden in one country as before, thanks to the internet.
  • 23) We do not assist the genuine victims of libel by maintaining a system which is slow, expensive and complex.
  • 24) They would also reduce costs in accident, libel and privacy claims and lead to many accident victims recovering more damages.
  • 25) A judicial committee rejected his allegations and recommended that criminal charges of libel should be brought against anyone repeating them.
  • 26) A curb on foreign libel claimants using English courts in the hope of big payouts is also being considered.
  • 27) And the Act removes the presumption in favour of Jury trial for libel claims.
  • 28) On the contrary, in 1804 he found himself once again facing a libel charge.
  • 29) April except (1) Dr. Royce's insistence that my reply to his first libel should _not be published at all without his second libel_, and
  • 30) Jill and Gretta are apparently on the job and both using the term libel as if they knew what it meant.
  • 31) "A thrush forgets in a year," which I call a libel on one of our most intelligent birds; or cry, with another singer,
  • 32) The old man, not knowing to whom to ascribe the (what he termed libel,) vented his malice on me, by asserting that I was the author of it, of which I was perfectly innocent: but he made my master believe it.
  • 33) As to his defence having been abandoned, we refer your Lordships to the last petition laid by him upon your table, (that libellous petition, which we speak of as a libel upon the House of Commons,) and which has no validity but as it asserts a matter of fact from the petitioner; and there you will find that he has declared explicitly, that, for the accommodation and ease of this business, and for its expedition, he did abandon his defence at a certain period.
  • 34) However, it's a legal principle that public figures have a much higher bar to reach in libel and slander suits.
  • 35) When she spread rumors using her blog defaming Governor Palin she has forgotten something; defamation of character or libel is a CRIME.
  • 36) U R putting it to Lenn to have him aid you in libel ... as your name suggest do you have him over a barrel?
  • 37) Most notably, Prof Caplan maintains that the right of an employee to sue for slander or libel is a punishment for "honesty."
  • 38) Perhaps CAP will push US News to issue a correction … but unless the libel is personal and derogatory then yawn …
  • 39) ‘The extent of publication is also very relevant: a libel published to millions has a greater potential to cause damage than a libel published to a handful of people.’
  • 40) ‘Despite the recommendations of the Faulks Committee, the law of defamation still distinguishes between libel and slander.’
  • 41) ‘A statement that a police officer is under is investigation is no doubt defamatory, but the sting in the libel is not as sharp as the statement that he has by his conduct brought suspicion on himself.’
  • 42) ‘A newcomer to the newsroom with no background in what constitutes libel is a time bomb waiting to go off.’
  • 43) ‘As Robertson circulated his pamphlet where he could, the matter was a serious libel.’
  • 44) ‘During the 1790s Pitt frequently resorted to seditious libel as a blunt instrument against the reform movement.’
  • 45) ‘A third common law offence which may involve strict liability is that of blasphemous libel.’
  • 46) ‘Ironically, the action is over a short story concerning a previous libel action.’
  • 47) ‘The libel action deals with events surrounding the closure of Irish Press newspapers in 1995.’
  • 48) ‘Britain's libel laws are almost the opposite of those in the United States.’
  • 49) ‘A judge at Cork Circuit Cork yesterday ruled that he was libelled by only two newspapers, and awarded him damages of £5,600.’
  • 50) ‘Browne has viciously slandered and libeled me, in the public media, repeatedly.’
  • 51) ‘Gilligan's lawyer wrote to the film production company, seeking to ensure that he was not libelled.’
  • 52) ‘Richardson claims she was libeled and her reputation as a professional interviewer has been irrevocably damaged.’
  • 53) ‘That doesn't mean that it is OK to slander and libel people.’

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