verbal injury

verbal injury

in Scots law, a generic term for delicts that cause harm by words, although this does not normally include negligent misstatements where it is the negligence that causes the harm, the words being merely the mode. Comprised within the category is DEFAMATION, CONVICIUM and MALICIOUS FALSEHOOD.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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