Translation of libel in Spanish:

libel

difamación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlaɪbəl//ˈlʌɪb(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    difamación feminine
    calumnia feminine
    (action/suit) (before noun) por difamación
    (action/suit) (before noun) por calumnia
    to sue (sb) for libel demandar (a algn) por difamación/calumnia
    • to publish a libel publicar un libelo
    • libel laws leyes contra la difamación
    • During the 1790s Pitt frequently resorted to seditious libel as a blunt instrument against the reform movement.
    • The libel action deals with events surrounding the closure of Irish Press newspapers in 1995.
    • Britain's libel laws are almost the opposite of those in the United States.
    • Ironically, the action is over a short story concerning a previous libel action.
    • A third common law offence which may involve strict liability is that of blasphemous libel.

transitive verb

  • 1

    Law
    difamar
    • Browne has viciously slandered and libeled me, in the public media, repeatedly.
    • A judge at Cork Circuit Cork yesterday ruled that he was libelled by only two newspapers, and awarded him damages of £5,600.
    • Gilligan's lawyer wrote to the film production company, seeking to ensure that he was not libelled.
    • That doesn't mean that it is OK to slander and libel people.
    • Richardson claims she was libeled and her reputation as a professional interviewer has been irrevocably damaged.
  • 2

    (damage reputation)
    calumniar
    injuriar