defamation

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French diffamacion (French diffamation), from Latin diffamatio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: def‧am‧ation

Noun[edit]

defamation (plural defamations)

  1. Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

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