calumny

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calumny

n. the intentional and generally vicious false accusation of a crime or other offense designed to damage one's reputation. (See: defamation)

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Such an approach would act as a check even on the rumours and calumnies that emerge from social media.
"The defendant faces charges of propagating calumnies, slurring the police authority and accusing it of committing illegal acts", Capital Prosecution Chief Fahd Al-Buainain today said.
Despite the incessant calumnies from national media and politicians, most parents recognise and respect that, even if the odd former headteacher who himself has never been on strike does not.
Inciting hatred and denigration against Bahrain's political regime, diffusing calumnies and rumours, disseminating subversive propaganda to disrupt and jeopardise security and stability feature in the count of charges.
These lies and calumnies will not dissuade Jordan from pursuing its efforts to defend security of its citizens and highlight the true image of traditional Islam which is being abused by terrorists who associate Islam with accusations that have nothing to do with its essence, Sharif said.
For this, Roth, whose father fled the Nazis, endured the usual calumnies, as Rosa Brooks noted in a column in the Los Angeles Times.
President Bush on August 18 hurled malignant slanders and calumnies at the supreme headquarters of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Instead, it throws the author a 300-page pity party, glamorizing his psychotic excesses and heaping calumnies on his former supervisors and colleagues, as if they haven't already suffered enough for his presence in their midst.
He prepares them for the impending separation, for His imminent Passion, and, prepares them to undergo, for love of Him, calumnies, persecutions and death itself.