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LibelLibel Li"bel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Libeled (-b[e^]ld) or
Libelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Libeling or Libelling.]
1. To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or
ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.
Some wicked wits have libeled all the fair. --Pope.
2. (Law) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly
against a ship or goods.
Libel Li"bel (l[imac]"b[e^]l), n. [L. libellus a little book,
pamphlet, libel, lampoon, dim. of liber the liber or inner
bark of a tree; also (because the ancients wrote on this
bark), paper, parchment, or a roll of any material used to
write upon, and hence, a book or treatise: cf. F. libelle.]
1. A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill,
certificate, request, supplication, etc. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
A libel of forsaking [divorcement]. --Wyclif
(Matt. v. 31).
2. Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
3. (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.
Note: The term, in a more extended sense, includes the
publication of such writings, pictures, and the like,
as are of a blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or
obscene character. These also are indictable at common
4. (Law) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory
5. (Civil Law & Courts of Admiralty) A written declaration or
statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of
the relief he seeks.
Meaning of Libel from wikipedia
- defames another
may be called
a "defamer", "libeler
", "slanderer", or rarely
"famacide". The term "Libel
" is derived
- Blood libel
accusation) is an antisemitic canard accusing
Jews of kidnapping
to use their...
- Modern libel
laws, as implemented
in many (but not all) Commonwealth nations
as well as in the United States
and in the Republic
- A libel
is a malicious, false statement
media, a broadcast, or otherwise published
may also refer
(film) (1959), a British...
and seditious libel
were criminal offences under English common
law, and are still criminal offences
in Canada. Sedition
- Blasphemous libel
an offence under
law of England. Today, it is an offence under
law of Northern
Ireland, it is...
- various categories
of political libel
for the modern incarnation
of this law). Cases
of political libel
and eventually damages
- Food libel
laws, also known
as food disparagement
laws and informally
as veggie libel
laws, are laws p****ed in thirteen
that make it easier...
- established precedent
that "The Truth" is an absolute defense against charges
. (Previous English defamation
law had not provided
this guarantee.) Though...
form), namely defamatory libel
, seditious libel
, blasphemous libel
and obscene libel
of seditious libel