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  • adj. Alternative spelling of libelous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See libelous, libelously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

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Examples

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • His accusers declared that “this book may justly be called libellous, scandalous and seditious.”

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • 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.

    Canada Free Press

  • Google to fight Spanish demands on 'libellous' links

    Hackers will not be deterred by UK cyber defences, report warns

  • 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.

    Time to stand up and be counted - help Craig Murray

  • But back to the "libellous" part, buried in her post.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • May, 1716, and printed in that year, Pope is reproached with having just published a "libellous," "impudent," and "execrable"

    Notes and Queries, Number 15, February 9, 1850

  • - 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.

    "There Comes A Time - Paine Still True Now "

  • Google to fight Spanish demands to remove 'libellous' links

    The Guardian World News

  • 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

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

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