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SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Thrissur (Kerala) [India], July 20 ( ANI ): Congress President Rahul Gandhi has drawn comparisons with Malayali actor Priya Prakash Varrier for his wink after his explosive speech on Friday, with the latter terming it a "sweet gesture".
VINCE Cable will hold out the prospect of a Lib-Lab coalition in an explosive speech to his party's conference tomorrow.
He is expected to make an explosive speech where he will try to defend his lavish use of taxpayers' money on limos, VIP lounges, firstclass flights and five-star hotels.
Two years after an explosive speech in which he quoted a Byzantine emperor saying Muhammad brought things "only evil and inhuman," Benedict XVI finally sat down with Muslims to talk things out--and the Vatican scheduled it for Nov.

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