traducement


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tra·duce

 (trə-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr.v. tra·duced, tra·duc·ing, tra·duc·es
1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace. See Synonyms at malign.
2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate: "The appearance of things is ... that we have traduced our policy and violated our principles" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

[Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

tra·duce′ment n.
tra·duc′er n.
tra·duc′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traducement - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actionstraducement - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
assassination, blackwash, character assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
malignment, smear, vilification - slanderous defamation
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
epithet, name - a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

traducement

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
References in periodicals archive ?
Twere a concealment Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement, To hide your doings[.
1948); "Rome must know / The value of her own: 'twere a concealment / Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement, / To hide your doings;" (Cominius, Coriolanus 1.
Derrida's claim is both less absolute and more disconcerting than Tallis's traducement of it.