Origin of defamation
Examples from the Web for defamation
Among these are obscenity, defamation, fighting words, express incitement to unlawful conduct, and threats.Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court’s Definition of a ‘Threat’|Geoffrey R. Stone|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She later sued Eminem for defamation over the violent song and the case was settled out of court.Eminem’s Rape Fantasy with Iggy Azalea: The Tired, Juvenile Misogyny Needs to Stop|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the suits against Kelley charged her with defamation for calling Miller an “intimacy stalker” in her LiveJournal page.
One researcher, in defense of the animals, even sued Disney for defamation (PDF) of character.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mori sued the publisher of the magazine for defamation but dropped the lawsuit in November of 2011.
Defamation is the greatest curse in the United States, and its effects upon society I shall presently point out.Diary in America, Series Two|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Do you know that Master Raymond can have his action against you for very heavy damages, for slander and defamation?Dulcibel|Henry Peterson
With the first tidings of the battle fought at Minden the defamation of this officer arrived.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
Mr. Gilbert could not, and shortly Mr. Perkins brought two complaints of defamation of character.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
They began a campaign of defamation against Doctor Grenfell and his whole field of work.The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
c.1300, from Old French diffamacion, Medieval Latin deffamation, from Latin diffamationem (nominative diffamatio), noun of action from past participle stem of diffamare (see defame).