disparagement


disparagement
dis·par·age·ment /di-'spar-ij-mənt/ n
1: the publication of false and injurious statements that are derogatory of another's property, business, or product – called also business disparagement, commercial disparagement, disparagement of property, slander of goods, trade libel;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disparagement
I noun accusation, act of berating, act of running down, admonishment, adverse criticism, aspersion, bad review, belittlement, belittling, blame, brand, castigation, complaint, condemnation, confutation, contempt, criticism, damnation, decrial, denigration, denigrement, denouncement, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, derogation, destructive criticism, detraction, disapprobation, disapproval, discontent, discourtesy, disesteem, disfavor, dishonor, disillusionment, dislike, displeasure, disrepute, disrespect, disrespectfulness, exception, faultfinding, hostile criticism, hypercriticism, impeachment, impugnation, imputation, indignation, insinuation, invective, irreverence, low estimation, low opinion, low valuation, mockery, muckraking, nonapproval, objection, objuration, obloquy, obtrectatio, outcry, overcnticalness, poor opinion, protest, rebuke, rejection, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, revilement, ridicule, rude reproach, rudeness, scant respect, scolding, scorn, slighting language, stigma, tirade, uncomplimentary remark, vilification, vilipendency, vituperation, want of respect associated concepts: disparagement of goods, disparagement of property, disparagement of title II index aspersion, bad repute, blame (culpability), condemnation (blame), contempt (disdain), criticism, defamation, denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disgrace, dishonor (shame), disrepute, disrespect, exception (objection), ignominy, libel, notoriety, obloquy, phillipic, profanity, reproach, revilement, ridicule, slander

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disparagement
n. An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else's business or product.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


disparagement
In old English law, an injury resulting from the comparison of a person or thing with an individual or thing of inferior quality; to discredit oneself by marriage below one's class.
A statement made by one person that casts aspersions on another person's goods, property, or intangible things.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disparagement
In old English law, an injury resulting from the comparison of a person or thing with an individual or thing of inferior quality; to discredit oneself by marriage below one's class.
 
A statement made by one person that casts aspersions on another person's goods, property, or intangible things.

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