Definition of Libel. Meaning of Libel. Synonyms of Libel

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Definition of Libel

Libel
Libel 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
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 law. 4. (Law) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication. 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 from Latin "libellus" (literally...
- A libel is a malicious, false statement in written media, a broadcast, or otherwise published words. Libel may also refer to: Libel (film) (1959), a British...
- Blood libel (also blood accusation) is an antisemitic canard accusing Jews of kidnapping and murdering the children of Christians in order to use their...
- Modern libel and slander laws, as implemented in many (but not all) Commonwealth nations as well as in the United States and in the Republic of Ireland...
- Food libel laws, also known as food disparagement laws and informally as veggie libel laws, are laws p****ed in thirteen U.S. states that make it easier...
- Steel & Morris [1997] EWHC QB 366, known as "the McLibel case", was an English lawsuit for libel filed by McDonald's Corporation against environmental...
- various categories of political libel (see slander and libel for the modern incarnation of this law). Cases of political libel and eventually damages actions...
- libel (in permanent form), namely defamatory libel, seditious libel, blasphemous libel and obscene libel.The common law offences of seditious libel,...
- Sedition and seditious libel were criminal offences under English common law, and are still criminal offences in Canada. Sedition is overt conduct, such...
- established precedent that "The Truth" is an absolute defense against charges of libel. (Previous English defamation law had not provided this guarantee.) Though...
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