A charge brought to standing.
Falsifications or misrepresentations intended to disparage or discredit another.
“Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.”
To make levy false charges against a person with the standing; to calumniate.
A false or unsupported, malicious statement (spoken, not written), especially one which is injurious to a person’s reputation; the making of such a statement.
To utter a slanderous statement; baselessly speak ill of.
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation
“he is suing the TV company for slander”
a false and malicious spoken statement
“I’ve had just about all I can stomach of your slanders”
make false and damaging statements about (someone)
“they were accused of slandering the head of state”