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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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He noted that Ayiloge from the interview has expressed little or no understanding about happenings in the state but advised him not to drag the governor's family into his campaign of calumny.
Paradoxically, within the same period, he received very active calumny, insults and downright disrespect from those who wanted him out of power.
These leaders should not expect that their lies, slander, malice and calumny on the DP will raise any of their political statuses.
She said: "That was calumny thrown at her by history because history doesn't like very successful, and very powerful women."
Given the past history of betrayals and back-stabbing and vehement verbal duels, with the PPP and PML (N) leaderships heaping calumny and oblivion on each other, it is probably safe to take him at his word on this one.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet said in the detailed, three-page letter that calls by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano for the pope to resign because he had allegedly covered up sexual misconduct by a senior American churchman were "calumny and defamation".
It is surprising to what extent Russian officials will go in a bid to prove that they are blameless, virtuous and without sin, hapless victims of base, western calumny. They claim Russia is being maliciously picked on.
'Considering my social stature, previous position in government, reputation and other considerations involving my personal life, profession, and public service, the damages I seek represent a symbolic amount in principle to end the proliferation of fake news and its appurtenant lies and calumny against anyone in this country.'
The William of Norwich calumny has been brought back to life in Gaza.
The churches offered all Masses on Monday as, an archdiocese statement said, 'reparation for the sins of blasphemy against God, the sins of sacrilege and calumny hurled [at] our priests and bishops; the murders that continue without relent.'
"Masses in the archdiocese will be offered as reparation for the sins of blasphemy against God, the sins of sacrilege and calumny hurled against our priests and bishops; the murders that continue without relent," Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in a statement.
Johnston's third option, and the one we would recommend, would have been to welcome Schutte and his music ministry to the diocese and denounce the fake news (some have called it the sin of calumny) spread by Church Militant and its ilk.