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- Noun

A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.

- Verb

To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.

- Noun

A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.

- Noun

A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.

- Verb

To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.

- Verb i.

To spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against.

- Noun

The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.

- Noun

Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.

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