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Definitionto hurt someone's reputation through false statements
- ...I think you are running a great risk of a prosecution for defamation of character.Chapters 85-86 (46% in)
defamation = the hurting of someone's reputation through false statements
- He did not take in the paper containing the defamatory article, and had passed the morning in writing letters and in trying a horse.Chapters 85-86 (51% in)
There are no more uses of "defame" in The Count of Monte Cristo.
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