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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: calomnie, from Latin calumnia, from calvi 'to deceive'

calumny

noun
     
cal‧um‧ny plural calumnies
1 [countable] an untrue and unfair statement about someone that is intended to give people a bad opinion of them
2 [uncountable] when someone says things like this

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