Bob Grenier sued Alex in 2012, accusing him of mounting “cyber-bully hate campaign” and libeling him on the Internet.
Many of them content themselves with libeling and insulting the leaders of the Zionist movement.
They were debated in the Reichstag, while Most was being tried for libeling the clergy.
Will man never cease slandering the good Deity, and libeling the beneficent Creator of all good?
The best men in Ulster, the best Unionists in Ireland will not be grateful to you for libeling their countrymen in your verse.
My most humble apologies are due to the Atlantic for libeling that ocean at the beginning of this book.
One Williams, a barrister, arraigned for libeling the king, was executed.
c.1300, "formal written statement," especially, in civil law, "plaintiff's statement of charges" (mid-14c.); from Old French libelle (fem.) "small book; (legal) charge, claim; writ; written report" (13c.), from Latin libellus "a little book, pamphlet; petition, written accusation, complaint," diminutive of liber "book" (see library). Broader sense of "any published or written statement likely to harm a person's reputation" is first attested 1630s.
mid-15c., "make an initial statement setting out a plaintiff's case" (modern sense from 1560s), from libel (n.), q.v. for sense development. Related: Libeled; libelled; libeling; libelling.