Slander can be defined as false defamation expressed as spoken words, signs or gestures, which cause damage to the character or reputation of the individual being defamed.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Slander
- A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
- Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
- Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.
2. Slander
- To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.
- To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.
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