Meaning of “defamation” in the English Dictionary

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"defamation" in Business English

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defamationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdefəˈmeɪʃən/ us

LAW the act of harming someone's reputation by saying or writing bad things about them:

The lawsuit accused his former associates of defamation.
One member of the team is suing for slander and defamation of character.
a defamation lawsuit/case/action

(Definition of “defamation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)