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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

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Super Villan, a 14-1 chance, was given a good ride by Emma Mosley and scored by one-and-a-half lengths from Teenage Kicks.
Bob Williams, station director, said: "The Villan Radio and Aston Villa already have an excellent reputation in the community for the work that it does with young people though partnerships with organisations like the city's NHS primary care trusts.
EAST German Villan Rene Lehmann will be spying on his beloved Villa this week thanks to a special bond - James Bond.
WHEN Juan Pablo Angel touches down in American soccer, let's hope he becomes an Angel of Harlem - because he never quite made it as a Villan of Aston.
For the die-hard Villa fan, renowned for using the names inspired by his footballing heroes in his novels, will name a character after a fellow Villan in his 18th Reacher story.
Benito Carbone opened the scoring against his former club, Juan Pablo Angel equalised, but former Villan Ugo Ehiogu wrapped up the win.
The station, The Villan, is part of the Fan Radio Network which includes Rampage at Derby County.
Villan of the peace: Martin O'Neill, Live Super Sunday
The teams finished level at 1-1 on February 10, 2001, with former Villan Ugo Ehiogu cancelling out Steve Stone's effort, much to the annoyance of the Holte End.
The group launched a station for Aston Villa, called The Villan, in December and one for Derby County, called Rampage, in January and is in talks with a number of other English and Scottish clubs.
BEARDED VILLAN Roy Keane displays the Aston Villa shirt during his unveiling as the club's new assistant manager yesterday
Aston Villa's digital radio station The Villan will host a chart music show from next weekend.