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Defame

defame vt

de·famed
de·fam·ing
[Medieval Latin defamare , alteration of Latin diffamare to spread news of, defame, from dis -, prefix marking dispersal or removal + fama reputation]
: to make the subject of defamation
de·fam·er n



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.