slander

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13th century. From Old French esclandre, from Ecclesiastical Latin scandalum (stumbling block, temptation), from Ancient Greek σκάνδαλον (skandalon, scandal).

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slander (plural slanders)

  1. a false or unsupported, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement

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slander (third-person singular simple present slanders, present participle slandering, simple past and past participle slandered)

  1. to utter a slanderous statement

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