Definitions For Libel


  • 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


  • 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

Words with Friends

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

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