seditious libel

seditious libel
Written or spoken words, pictures, signs, or other forms of communication that tend to defame, discredit, criticize, impugn, embarrass, challenge, or question the government, its policies, or its officials; speech that advocates the overthrow of the government by force or violence or that incites people to change the government by unlawful means.

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


seditious libel
Written or spoken words, pictures, signs, or other forms of communication that tend to defame, discredit, criticize, impugn, embarrass, challenge, or question the government, its policies, or its officials; speech that advocates the overthrow of the government by force or violence or that incites people to change the government by unlawful means.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Seditious libel — is a criminal offence under English common law. Sedition is the offence of speaking seditious words with seditious intent: if the statement is in writing or some other permanent form it is seditious libel. A statement is seditious if it brings… …   Wikipedia

  • seditious libel — A communication written with the intent to incite the people to change the government otherwise than by lawful means, or to advocate the overthrow of the government by force or violence. Smith Act, 18 U.S.C.A. No. 2385. See alien and sedition… …   Black's law dictionary

  • seditious libel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • libel — /laybal/ A method of defamation expressed by print, writing, pictures, or signs. In its most general sense, any publication that is injurious to the reputation of another. A false and unprivileged publication in writing of defamatory material.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • libel — /laybal/ A method of defamation expressed by print, writing, pictures, or signs. In its most general sense, any publication that is injurious to the reputation of another. A false and unprivileged publication in writing of defamatory material.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Libel (disambiguation) — Slander and libel are false or malicious claims that may harm someone s reputation.Libel may also refer to:* Libel (film) (1959), a British drama film * Libel (poetry), a verse genre primarily of the Renaissance * Libel, a village in the Rychnov… …   Wikipedia

  • Libel — Li bel (l[imac] b[e^]l), n. [L. libellus a little book, pamphlet, libel, lampoon, dim. of liber the liber or inner bark of a tree; also (because the ancients wrote on this bark), paper, parchment, or a roll of any material used to write upon, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • libel — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ alleged ▪ criminal, seditious VERB + LIBEL ▪ sue (sb) for ▪ claim ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • libel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, written declaration, from Anglo French, from Latin libellus, diminutive of liber book Date: 14th century 1. a. a written statement in which a plaintiff in certain courts sets forth the cause of action or the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seditious — adj. Seditious is used with these nouns: ↑libel …   Collocations dictionary


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