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tr.v. de·famed, de·fam·ing, de·fames
1. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel. See Synonyms at malign.
2. Archaic To disgrace.

[Middle English defamen, from Old French defamer, from Medieval Latin dēfāmāre, alteration of Latin diffāmāre, to spread news of, slander : dis-, abroad, apart; see dis- + fāma, rumor, reputation; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

de·fam′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defamer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libeldefamer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
depreciator, detractor, disparager, knocker - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
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Bar Comas eyed the defiant and insubordinate chieftain for an instant, his expression one of haughty, fearless contempt and hate, and then without drawing a weapon and without uttering a word he hurled himself at the throat of his defamer.
Eventually, the law ruled in favour of Moussa, as there are no prison sentences in defamation cases, unless the defamer attacks one's "honour".
to pursue the defamer rather than the intermediary and also absolves the
Stephen Huvane, a publicist for Gwyneth, told US website Defamer that the rumours were "completely false".
Defamer 5500, a "B type" defoamer, also performs well initially but begins to show reduced defoaming efficiency after about 2 hours of shearing.
Finally, the court suggested that the logical conclusion of AB's argument was that if her alleged defamer was also a child, she or he would also be entitled to anonymity, thereby leading to the "absurd" prospect of an anonymous plaintiff, an anonymous defendant, and a ban on publication of the impugned words--a result that would be "anathema to an action in defamation.
However, Gawker Media's Defamer blog followed the news by linking to the leaked script last week, the Verge reported.
319) Even if Best Burgers Ever has the means and wherewithal to pursue lengthy litigation, the damages they would receive would likely be limited by the fact that the defamer @SocialButterfly3, who claims to be a broke college student, is likely judgment proof.
Where alleged defamatory statements address officials, public persons or matters of public concern, a plaintiff is required to show actual malice on the part of the alleged defamer.
To further prove the point, consider a situation where the alleged defamer also discloses that the record was expunged.
136) Thus, the defamer would benefit from the plaintiffs unassailable reputation and escape punishment.