Slander is making a false statement about someone that hurts his reputation.(noun)
Saying someone is a murderer when he isn't is an example of slander.
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.(verb)
When you tell everyone that an innocent man is a murderer, this is an example of when you slander the innocent man.
See slander in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sclaunder < Anglo-Fr esclaundre (OFr esclandre, escandle) < LL(Ec) scandalum: see scandal
See slander in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English slaundre
Origin: , from Old French esclandre
Origin: , alteration of escandle
Origin: , from Latin scandalum, cause of offense, stumbling block; see scandal.
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