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- noun law In United States
defamationlaw, the level of knowledge that must be demonstrated for a public figureto prevail as a plaintiffin a lawsuitfor defamation; the defendantmust have either known that information published about the plaintiff was false, or must have shown reckless disregard for the truth by not a making simple inquiryor investigationwhich would have disclosed it.
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