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Also called SLAPP suit . a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist.
verb (used with object), SLAPPed, SLAPP·ing.
to bring a SLAPP against.
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Origin of SLAPP
1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)
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How to use SLAPP in a sentence
While she acknowledges that “SLAPP suits hurt consumers,” Graves says the proposed legislation is “not crafted correctly.”Yelp Joins With Advocacy Group ALEC to Fight SLAPP Lawsuits|Ben Jacobs|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST