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SLAPP

[slap]
noun
  1. Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist.
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verb (used with object), SLAPPed, SLAPP·ing.
  1. 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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