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Posted: 8/5/2005 12:05:19 PM EDT
Slander is spoken - Liable is written? Patty
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  Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

2 entries found for slander.
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Main Entry: 2slander
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English sclaundre, slaundre, from Old French esclandre, from Late Latin scandalum stumbling block, offense -- more at SCANDAL
1 : the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation
2 : a false and defamatory oral statement about a person -- compare LIBEL
- slan·der·ous /-d(&-)r&s/ adjective
- slan·der·ous·ly adverb
- slan·der·ous·ness noun

2 entries found for libel.
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Main Entry: 1li·bel
Pronunciation: 'lI-b&l
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, written declaration, from Middle French, from Latin libellus, diminutive of liber book
1 a : a written statement in which a plaintiff in certain courts sets forth the cause of action or the relief sought b archaic : a handbill especially attacking or defaming someone
2 a : a written or oral defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression b (1) : a statement or representation published without just cause and tending to expose another to public contempt (2) : defamation of a person by written or representational means (3) : the publication of blasphemous, treasonable, seditious, or obscene writings or pictures (4) : the act, tort, or crime of publishing such a libel
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:07:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:08:06 PM EDT
Libel. They are basically the same thing. Some areas differentiate them as you described, and some don't.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:08:26 PM EDT
Thanks - I spelled it wrong go figure!  Patty
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:09:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:18:17 PM EDT
I. Defamation
  A. Libel
  B. Slander
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:29:06 PM EDT
Gotcha.  Basically speaking you have to prove damages in order to have either right?  Patty
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