meaning of calumniation

calumniation meaning in General Dictionary

fake accusation of criminal activity or offense or a destructive and untrue representation associated with terms or activities of another with a view to injure their good title

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  • a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of somebody's words or activities
  • untrue accusation of criminal activity or offense, or a malicious and untrue representation for the terms or activities of some other, with a view to injure their good name.

calumniation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, noun of activity from calumniate (v.).