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Meaning of defamation

def•a•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (def"u-mā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny: She sued the magazine for defamation of character.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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