Definitions For Libel

noun

  • The written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
  • A false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  • The act of publishing a false statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone

verb

  • Print slanderous statements against
  • To write and publish a false statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of (someone)

Is Libel a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
7
Words with Friends
10

The word Libel is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Libel in a Sentence

  • He sued the newspaper for libel.
  • The newspaper was found guilty of libel.
  • The newspaper's attorneys argued that the article was not a libel.
  • The jury found that the article libeled him.
  • The court decided that the newspaper's reportage of the former mayor, while irresponsible, did not constitute an effort to libel him

Look up a Word

Search the dictionary for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and more!