Meaning of “slander” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “slander” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slander" in American English

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slandernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈslæn·dər/

a false, spoken statement about someone which damages that person's reputation, or the making of such a statement:

[ U ] Political campaigns are full of shameless slander.
verb [ T ] us /ˈslæn·dər/

Her statement was not meant to slander anybody – it's just descriptive.
adjective us /ˈslæn·dər·əs/

McCarthy unleashed slanderous accusations in every direction.

(Definition of “slander” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"slander" in Business English

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slandernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈslɑːndər/ us 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

slanderverb [ T ]

uk /ˈslɑːndər/ us LAW

to say something about someone that is considered to be slander:

She was accused of slandering the US beef industry on her television show.

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