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slander

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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slanderslan‧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.
slanderslander2 verb [transitive]  LIE/TELL A LIEto say false things about someone in order to damage other people’s good opinion of themlibel→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slanderAnd that statement is not meant to slander anybody.She slandered her husband, her friends, and her own self.After the song, Heather used the little inspirational talk to slander Miss Poole.When an individual is slandered or libeled, how is the amount of damages determined?In a written order, Yeltsin charged his erstwhile buddy with slandering the president and his family and disclosing state secrets.You said you were going to write a piece on opinion polls and then you wrote a story slandering the Prime Minister.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslanderslan‧der1 /ˈslɑːndəˈslændər/ noun [countable, uncountable]LAW a spoken statement about someone that is not true and is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of him or her, or the legal offence of making a statement of this kindThe company is being sued for slander by four pharmacists who say the retailer publicly ruined their reputations.slanderslander2 verb [transitive]LAW to say untrue things about someone in order to damage other people’s good opinion of themSmith slandered him by accusing him of proposing an illegal business deal.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
slander
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslander
he, she, itslanders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslandered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slandered
he, she, ithas slandered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slandered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slander
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slandered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slandering
he, she, itis slandering
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you, we, theyare slandering
Past
I, he, she, itwas slandering
you, we, theywere slandering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slandering
he, she, ithas been slandering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slandering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slandering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slandering
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