[ US /ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪfɐmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  2. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
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How To Use defamation In A Sentence

  • Delvile, by which her own goodness proved the source of her defamation: and though something still hung upon her mind that destroyed that firm confidence she had hitherto felt in the friendship of Mr Monckton, she held it utterly unjust to condemn him without proof, which she was not more unable to procure, than to satisfy herself with any reason why so perfidiously he should calumniate her. Cecilia
  • Brian Mar­cus from the Anti-Defamation League is talk­ing about what hap­pens when you search for “jew” on Google. Regulating Search « Snarkmarket
  • When a plaintiff is able to prove defamation per se, damages are presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable. Heroes or Villains?
  • The fourth estate, the press, self censors; antidefamation laws discourage citizens from speaking out. Macau's Anointed Leader
  • Many great defamation judgments have been written by Chancery judges.
  • After failing in a defamation case against the West Australian newspaper - which called him a ‘lying, canting humbug’ - he left Western Australia in disgrace.
  • He was listed as an example of theological anti-Semitism by the Anti-Defamation League, when he called curses down upon Jews and labeled them the "scum of the earth" in his sermons. JPost.com - Front Page
  • However, his Fianna Fail cabinet colleagues exacted it as the price for passing his much-needed defamation bill.
  • If you find that you're being slimed (and if you didn't commit a crime on your last job) you can send a letter (or get a lawyer to do it for you) to stop the slime machine. It's called defamation.
  • Many corporations are using defamation laws as a cheap and convenient way to silence their critics.
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