Definition of libel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

libel

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈlaɪbl//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the act of printing a statement about someone that is not true and that gives people a bad opinion of them He sued the newspaper for libel. a libel action (= a case in a court of law) compare slander
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: libel

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