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CALUMNIATORS, civil law. Persons who accuse others, whom they know to be innocent, of having committed crimes. Code 9, 46, 9.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Finally, he pins down their misfortunes on the guile of "wommen" in general (254) before realizing, once again, that his role is to scold not women but their calumniators. Much as Cupid pretends to exclude "ladyes" (260) from the clash of "o venym" with "anothir" (258), he implicates them in the mass of "filthes" (262) who prey on men and cannot always be distinguished from their betters.
I see in the beautiful bloated pages that follow the interruptions the erasure of petty intrusions, of the dirty footprints, as it were, of cowards, liars, thieves, vandals, calumniators. (253) Even though, in its radical exercise, Miller's conception of literature could be seen as new, its fragmentary nature is not new in American literature.
the calumniators would eventually believe they were telling the truth
Companions of the devil, race of vipers, informers, calumniators, darkeners of the mind, pharisaic leaven, Sanhedrin of demons....
As the premier embodiment of an age of exploration, Columbus attracted the bitter slander of "calumniators," but Whitman, in "Prayer of Columbus," foregrounds the greater providence of discovery, the seed that sprouts and "fills the earth with use and beauty" (LG, 417, 418).
What is so dismaying is the scale of these off-scourings from the Jewish community over the centuries, the converts, turncoats, renegades, "no-goodniks," and the like, who, in so many striking examples, have not only seceded from but become enemies of the Jewish people and/or Israel, taking up the weapons of the antisemites and joining them as calumniators and persecutors.
In a way, these journals may be viewed as ammunition in a son's reprisal campaign against his father's detractors and calumniators, for the most part men of far lesser achievement and ability, a monument to the triumph of a man of words over men of many dubious deeds.
It is appropriate that Your Mercies should neither support them, nor face them; throw them out as calumniators of the true virtue and benefits that we possess today.
She is, as in the average, normal man, more objective, more energetic and goal-oriented than the feminine woman; she thinks and feels like a man; she does not imitate a man; she is conditioned as he; this is the all-decisive point which haters and calumniators of so-called "men-women" always ignore, because they do not even take the time to do basic research on the homosexual.