Definitions for libelˈlaɪ bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

li•belˈlaɪ bəl(n.; v.)-beled, -bel•ing; -belled, -bel•ling.

  1. (n.)defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or the like, rather than by spoken words. the crime of publishing such matter.

    Category: Law

  2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.

  3. (v.t.)to publish a libel against.

  4. to misrepresent damagingly.

Origin of libel:

1250–1300; ME: little book, formal document, esp. plaintiff's statement < L libellus, dim. of liber book

Princeton's WordNet

  1. libel(noun)

    a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

  2. libel(verb)

    the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

  3. libel(verb)

    print slanderous statements against

    "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

Wiktionary

  1. libel(Noun)

    A written (notably as handbill) or pictorial statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation.

  2. libel(Noun)

    The act or crime of displaying such a statement publicly.

  3. libel(Verb)

    To defame someone, especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel.

    He libelled her when he published that.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Libel(noun)

    a brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc

  2. Libel(noun)

    any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire

  3. Libel(noun)

    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

  4. Libel(noun)

    the crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication

  5. Libel(noun)

    a written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks

  6. Libel(verb)

    to defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon

  7. Libel(verb)

    to proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods

  8. Libel(verb)

    to spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against

Freebase

  1. Libel

    Libel is a 1959 British drama film. It stars Olivia de Havilland, Dirk Bogarde, Paul Massie, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Robert Morley. The film's screenplay was written by Anatole de Grunwald and Karl Tunberg from a 1935 play of the same name by Edward Wooll, and it was directed by Anthony Asquith. The Broadway play, which had starred Colin Clive, was adapted for radio in 1941 using the original references to World War I. Ronald Colman played the leading role in the Jan. 13, 1941, CBS network Lux Radio Theater broadcast, with Otto Kruger and Frances Robinson. The role of an amnesiac World War I veteran had similarities to Colman's 1942 hit Random Harvest. A 1938 BBC television production, featured actor Wyndham Goldie, husband of eventual BBC television producer Grace Wyndham Goldie.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

libel(noun)

the legal term for something written which is harmful to a person's reputation.

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