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Definition of Libel

Noun: libel  lI-bul

  1. (law) a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
     
  2. (law) the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
Verb: libel (libelled,libelling, or [US] libeled,libeling)  lI-bul
  1. Print slanderous statements against
    "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

See also:
libeccios
libelant

Anagrams containing the word libel

leilb llibe ellib belli ibell