libel per quod


libel per quod
libel per quod /-pər-'kwäd, -per-'kwōd/ n: libel that is actionable only when the plaintiff introduces additional facts to show defamation or claims special damages

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

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  • actionable per quod — n. Actions that require the allegation and proof of additional facts. For example, in libel or slander, the statement in question may not appear defamatory on its face (such as Mr. Smith is a member of a particular club ), so the plaintiff has to …   Law dictionary

  • libelous per quod — Words which are not defamatory in themselves but may be shown, under proper allegation in the pleading and the proof, to constitute a libel. McDonald v Lee, 246 Pa 253, 92 A 135 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • libel — li·bel 1 / lī bəl/ n [Anglo French, from Latin libellus, diminutive of liber book] 1: complaint (1) used esp. in admiralty and divorce cases 2 a: a defamatory statement or representation esp. in the form of written or printed words; specif: a… …   Law dictionary

  • per se — 1 /pər sā, ˌper ; pər sē/ adv [Latin, by, of, or in itself] 1: inherently, strictly, or by operation of statute, constitutional provision or doctrine, or case law the transaction was illegal per se see also negligence per se at negligence; …   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 — /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

  • per se — /par siy/°sey/ By itself; in itself; taken alone; by means of itself; through itself; inherently; in isolation; unconnected with other matters; simply as such; in its own nature without reference to its relation. In law of defamation, certain… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • slander — slan·der 1 / slan dər/ vt: to utter slander against slan·der·er n slander 2 n [Anglo French esclandre, from Old French escandle esclandre scandal, from Late Latin scandalum moral stumbling block, disgrace, from Greek skandalon, literally, snare,… …   Law dictionary


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