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Per Se

[Latin, In itself.] Simply as such; in its own nature without reference to its relation.

In the law of Defamation, slander per se refers to certain language that is actionable as slander in and of itself without proof of special damages, such as the situation in which a person is falsely accused of having committed a crime. Defamation per se is in contradistinction to defamation per quod, which requires proof of special damages.


Libel and Slander.

per se

(purr say) adj. Latin for "by itself," meaning inherently. Thus, a published writing which falsely accuses another of having a venereal disease or being a convicted felon is "libel per se," without further explanation of the meaning of the statement. (See: libel per se)

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Where is the evidence or charge against the Prime Minister of involvement in the bond scam per say? Is the wording of the NCM so loose and so general because of the lack of specific material against the Prime Minister in regard to the bond scam?
Neither of the two global figures took Maduro's side per say. Nevertheless, the two meetings--together with Tscherrig's arrival in Venezuela--seemed to ruffle feathers on the opposition side, which reacted with characteristic ineptitude.
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These conjure up the image of a whole different kind of society altogether, one based not on liberal values, the market, or the individual, per say, but popular political participation and community life consonant with traditions of republican political theory.
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He maintained that while declaring a divorce there consecutive times has been strongly disliked by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it is not a crime per say.
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They are not objecting to regulating e-cigarettes per say, but they emphasize that it is important to set them apart from other tobacco products.
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