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libel (plural libels)
- A written (notably as handbill) or pictorial statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation.
- (uncountable) The act or crime of displaying such a statement publicly.
- See also Wikisaurus:slander
act or crime
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libel (third-person singular simple present libels, present participle British English libelling or American English libeling, simple past and past participle British English libelled or American English libeled)
- (transitive) To defame someone, especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel.
- He libelled her when he published that.
- See also Wikisaurus:defame
to defame someone
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Etymology 1 
- booklet, notably as libel
Etymology 2 
Alternative forms 
- M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]