Definition - Transitive Verb : to utter slander against Pronunciation'slan-d&r
Definition - Noun [Anglo-French esclandre, from Old French escandleesclandre scandal, from Late Latin scandalum moral stumbling block, disgrace, from Greek skandalon, literally, snare, trap] 1: defamation of a person by unprivileged oral communication made to a third party also : defamatory oral statements 2: the tort of oral defamation <sued his former employer for ~> compare defamationfalse lightlibel An action for slander may be brought without alleging and proving special damages if the statements in question have a plainly harmful character, as by imputing to the plaintiff criminal guilt, serious sexual misconduct, or conduct or a characteristic affecting his or her business or profession.
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