1). Defamation: a false and malicious published statement that damages somebody's reputation.
2). Damaging one's reputaion.
1). Libel can include pictures and any other representations that have public or permanent form.
2). The making of false and damaging statements about somebody is libel.
by Jafje September 16, 2007
The practice of smearing someone's name and reputation by publishing it and writing lies and cruel jokes about them.
"This website easily commits libel all the time and is used by kids with too much time on their hands who want to embarass each other."
by Oldpro December 23, 2008