libel per se

Definition of "libel per se"
  1. Defamatory false statements that are inherently damaging due to their implications, like claims of criminal behavior, having a feared disease or incompetence in one's job
How to use "libel per se" in a sentence
  1. The article claiming Oscar was a criminal was a clear example of libel per se.
  2. Barbara is suing the newspaper for libel per se after it falsely alleged she was incompetent at her job.
  3. The rumor about Steve having a dangerous disease is nothing short of libel per se.

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