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English definition of “slander”

slander

noun [U]     /ˈslɑːndər/ LAW
statements that someone makes about another person that are not true and that harm their reputation, or the crime of making these statements: Where is the line between slander and free speech? The group is suing Van der Wald for slander. a slander lawsuit/suit/charge → Compare libel noun
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