A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.
Slander is a form of defamation that is made by spoken words or gestures that don't exist in permanent form. To prove slander, witnesses must be provided to suggest that the defamation actually occurred and the statement must be proven to be slanderous - to have caused actual financial or material loss.
Base and defamatory spoken works tending to harm another's reputation, business or means of livelihood. Both "libel" and "slander" are methods of defamation, libel being expressed by print, broadcast, writings, pictures, signs or other forms of side publication, while slander is expressed orally.
Defamation by means of the spoken word. The making of an untrue or unjustified statement against another person which tends to lower that person in the eyes of right thinking members of society. See also Defamation Close
Harmful remarks that might injure a personâ€™s reputation that are made verbally. Libel refers to similar remarks that are made in writing, pictures, etc. In both cases, the remarks must be false and the person who makes the oral or written remarks must know those remarks are untrue. Stare Decisis: Latin for â€œlet the decision stand.â€ This is the doctrine under which courts follow previous court decisions or precedents on questions of law in order to insure certainty, consistency, and stability in the way the law is applied.
The speaking of base and defamatory words tending to prejudice another in his reputation, office, trade, business or means of livelihood. Libel and slander are both methods of defamation; the former being expressed by print, writing, pictures, or signs; the latter by oral expressions.