- Defamation is defined as the act of ruining someone's reputation through slander or libel.
An example of defamation is spreading lies about a public figure that destroys his career.
defamation definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English defamacioun ; from Old French difamacion ; from Late Latin diffamatio
defamation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- de·famˈa·toˌry adjective
defamation - Legal Definition