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Libel vs. Libelist — What's the Difference?

Libel vs. Libelist — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Libel and Libelist

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Libel

A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation
He was found guilty of a libel on a Liverpool inspector of taxes
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Libelist

The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to that person's reputation.
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Libel

(in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) a plaintiff's written declaration.
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Libelist

An incidence of such publication or broadcast.
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Libel

Defame (someone) by publishing a libel
The jury found that he was libelled by a newspaper
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Libelist

The written claims initiating a suit in an admiralty court.
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Libel

(in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) bring a suit against
If a ship does you any injury you libel the ship
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Libelist

To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
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Libel

The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to that person's reputation.
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Libelist

(rare) One who libels, a libeler.
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Libel

An incidence of such publication or broadcast.
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Libelist

A libeler.
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Libel

The written claims initiating a suit in an admiralty court.
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Libel

To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
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Libel

(countable) A written or pictorial false statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation.
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Libel

(uncountable) The act or tort of displaying such a statement publicly.
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Libel

(countable) Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
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Libel

A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of their cause of action, and of the relief they seek.
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Libel

(countable) A brief writing of any kind, especially a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
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Libel

To defame (someone), especially in a manner that meets the legal definition of libel.
He libelled her when he published that.
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Libel

To proceed against (goods, a ship, etc.) by filing a libel claim.
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Libel

A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
A libel of forsaking [divorcement].
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Libel

Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
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Libel

A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.
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Libel

The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.
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Libel

A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.
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Libel

To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.
Some wicked wits have libeled all the fair.
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Libel

To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.
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Libel

To spread defamation, written or printed; - with against.
What's this but libeling against the senate?
[He] libels now 'gainst each great man.
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Libel

A tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
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Libel

The written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defammation) and any relief he seeks
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Libel

Print slanderous statements against;
The newspaper was accused of libeling him
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