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libelee

[lahy-buh-lee]
noun Law.
  1. a person against whom a libel has been filed in a court; the respondent.
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Also especially British, li·bel·lee.

Origin of libelee

First recorded in 1855–60; libel + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for libellee

libellee

US libelee

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