English version

libel in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlibelli‧bel1 /ˈlaɪbəl/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable]  SCCwhen someone writes or prints untrue statements about someone so that other people could have a bad opinion of themslanderfor libel Holt sued the newspaper for libel.a libel action/case/trial (=a court case against someone for libel) restrictions on press freedom, such as libel laws
Examples from the Corpus
libela libel suitHolt sued the newspaper for libel.He was vindicated when he successfully sued the tabloid that broke the story for libel.That's where the libel comes in.sued ... for libelPitka claimed that these words were false and defamatory and sued the newspaper for libel.She had sued him for libel.Moreover, none of the allegedly violent police interrogators named in both books have sued for libel.