What's the difference between defamation and aspersion? What's the difference between defamation and aspersion?
Apr 24, 2011 6:13 AM
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Dictionary definition of defamation; 1. A false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.[Wordnet] 2. An abusive attack on a person's character or good name.[Wordnet] 3. A malicious attack.[Wordnet] 4. Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.[Websters]. An aspersion is the act of defaming or slandering someone
April 25, 2011
'Defamation' is the communication to others of a statement/claim (often through the media), that is said or implied to be true, about an individual, business, product, group, government or nation that may give a negative image. To be defined as defamation the statement has to be false. 'Aspersion' is an attack on somebody's character or reputation which could also be (but not necessarily) defamatory.
April 24, 2011
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