All things considered, it is likely that Ziba was the slanderer and Mephibosheth the injured man.
A thief, debtor, slanderer, or defamer may become the slave of the one he has wronged.
So, while her companions went to Blinkeys place as usual, she made her way to the house of her slanderer.
That she who set285 out to destroy her slanderer should become his slave!
And yet am I not a falsifier and a slanderer of the deepest dye?
If the slanderer will stand forth and avow himself, I may know how to deal with him.
The Devildiabolos the slanderer and the sunderer, the principle of divisionreigns.
The groomsmen are denouncing him, as he deserves to be, as a slanderer and recreant.
God will say to the prince of hell, "I from above and thou from below shall judge and condemn the slanderer."
If it were not true, he said, the slanderer should be dismissed from the Cabinet.
late 13c., "state of impaired reputation, disgrace or dishonor;" c.1300, "a false tale; the fabrication and dissemination of false tales," from Anglo-French esclaundre, Old French esclandre "scandalous statement," alteration ("with interloping l" [Century Dictionary]) of escandle, escandre "scandal," from Latin scandalum "cause of offense, stumbling block, temptation" (see scandal). From late 14c. as "bad situation, evil action; a person causing such a state of affairs."
c.1300, from Anglo-French esclaundrer, Old French esclandrer, from esclandre (see slander (n.)). Related: Slandered; slandering; slanderer.