[ slap ]
/ slæp /
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.
Origin of SLAPP
1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)
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Examples from the Web for slapp
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