libeler

[lahy-buh-ler]
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noun

a person who libels; a person who publishes a libel assailing another.

Also especially British, li·bel·ler.

Origin of libeler

First recorded in 1580–90; libel + -er1
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Examples from the Web for libeler

Historical Examples of libeler

  • It was insignificance or remoteness alone that protected the libeler.

    James Fenimore Cooper

    Thomas R. Lounsbury

  • The reviewer also was naturally dissatisfied with a decision which left upon him the stigma of a libeler.

    James Fenimore Cooper

    Thomas R. Lounsbury

  • We read our Nordau and with but the very slightest ability to judge what he says we declare him a libeler.