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libelee

[lahy-buh-lee] /ˌlaɪ bəˈli/
noun, Law.
1.
a person against whom a libel has been filed in a court; the respondent.
Also, especially British, libellee.
Origin of libelee
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; libel + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for libellee

libellee

/ˌlaɪbəˈliː/
noun
1.
a person against whom a libel has been filed in an ecclesiastical court
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