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Synonyms for libel

Synonyms for libel

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

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

print slanderous statements against

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became of course one of the most malicious Libellers of me.
None of the libellers seem to have been able to write, since in order to commit their message to paper, and so give it maximum publicity, they sought the services of three travelling tradesmen from Coventry, Lancelot Ratsey, Alexander Staples and William Hickman, who happened to be lodging at the Swan.
In response, Pope began the "sorry" effort to deny authorship of the poem and even offered a reward to anyone who could uncover the identity of the libellers.
But nothing points to Northampton as the patron of the libellers, and it is simplistic to ascribe all evidence of political opinion to court faction.
And indeed there is not in the world a greater Error, than that which Fools are apt to fall into, and Knaves with good reason to incourage, the mistaking a Satyrist for a Libeller.