[ zeng-er, -ger ]
/ ˈzɛŋ ər, -gər /
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John Peter, 1697–1746, American journalist, printer, and publisher, born in Germany: his libel trial and eventual acquittal (1735) set a precedent for establishing freedom of the press in America.
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How to use Zenger in a sentence
Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia defended Mr. Zenger with law, wit, learning, and eloquence.The Trial of Theodore Parker|Theodore Parker
Zenger's lawyer argued that the jury must decide on whether or not the publication was libellous.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
The verdict for Zenger, when it finally came, was the signal for an outburst of popular rejoicing.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Very soon Zenger was arrested, charged with publishing libels against the city officials and the King.
Cosby, after the Zenger trial, did what he could to check the liberty of the citizens, but was soon stricken with a fatal illness.