Online Encyclopedia

DEFAMATION (from the classical Lat. d...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 925 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
DEFAMATION (from the classical Lat. diffamare, to spread abroad an evil report—the English form in de is taken from the Late Lat. defamare), the saying or writing something of another, calculated to injure his reputation or expose him to public hatred, contempt and ridicule. (See LIBEL AND SLANDER.)
End of Article: DEFAMATION (from the classical Lat. diffamare, to spread abroad an evil report—the English form in de is taken from the Late Lat. defamare)
[back]
DEERFIELD
[next]
DEFAULT (Fr. defaut, from defailler, to fail, Lat. ...

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.