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talebearing (plural talebearings)
- Spreading gossip or rumor.
1973, Taya Zinkin, Weeds grow fast, page 30:
- waiting to be in her presence to burst into the tears with which he delivered endless, and sometimes even untrue, talebearings
1979, Bernhard Häring, Free and Faithful in Christ: General moral theology, page 94:
- The damage done by calumny, detraction, and talebearing can frequently not be repaired.
2003, Avraham Steinberg, Encyclopedia of Jewish medical ethics, page 229:
- By talebearing, a person may actually violate seventeen negative Biblical precepts, fourteen positive precepts and incur three curses