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This page Slander is part of the censorship series. Illustration: a close-up of a mouth in the film The Big Swallow (1901)
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This page Slander is part of the censorship series.
Illustration: a close-up of a mouth in the film The Big Swallow (1901)

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Slender is a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement, see defamation.

Etymology

13th century. From Old French esclandre, from Ecclesiastical Latin scandalum (“stumbling block, temptation”), from Ancient Greek σκάνδαλον (skándalon, “scandal”).



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