English version

slander in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslanderslan‧der1 /ˈslɑːndə $ ˈslændər/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]UNTRUE a false spoken statement about someone, intended to damage the good opinion that people have of that personlibel2 [uncountable]SCC the crime of making false spoken statements about someonelibel 🔊 He is being sued for slander.
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slanderRiney countersued her for slander, and the two settled out of court.Can a teacher sue a principal for slander for making critical remarks about his or her teaching techniques?Later, he learned that he was being sued for slander.What constitutional considerations apply in cases of libel or slander?Who, if not I, should defend you against such slanders?The slander spread like wildfire and was only checked when the drunk who invented it confessed in a magistrates court.Courts in some states treat slander and libel differently.In most cases this was slander but I have seen instances where it was not far from the truth.