Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See libelous, libelously.
- adj. alternative spelling of libelous.
- adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
“I have posted a comment on that page asking Mr Sherr to set out why exactly the statements he describes would be libellous, that is why such statements would make people think worse of him the legal test for libel.”
“His accusers declared that “this book may justly be called libellous, scandalous and seditious.””
“I once received a three page letter that my lawyer defined as libellous, from an academic colleague, saying I had no right to say what I was saying, especially in public lectures.”
“Google to fight Spanish demands on 'libellous' links”
“I already have a directory on my website - which is publicly viewable - dedicated to Craig Murray files and it already hosts a number of the "libellous" accusations.”
“But back to the "libellous" part, buried in her post.”
“May, 1716, and printed in that year, Pope is reproached with having just published a "libellous," "impudent," and "execrable”
“- Letter Addressed to the Addressers of the Late Proclamation “It is only in governments founded on assumption and false principles, that reasoning upon, and investigating systems and principles of government, and showing their several excellencies and defects, are termed libellous and seditious.”
“Google to fight Spanish demands to remove 'libellous' links”
“Michaelis, the great archaeologist, who denounces 'The Curse of Minerva' as a "'libellous' poem," and affirms "that only blind passion could doubt that Lord Elgin's act was an act of preservation," admits that”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
The Velvetine Ruffians
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