a person who calumniates
- a person who calumniates.
when you look at the civil law. One who accused another of a crime without cause; person who brought a false accusation. Cod. 9, 46.
1690s, from Latin calumniator, agent noun from calumniari (see calumniate (v.)).
After Cicero's death his character was attacked by various detractors, such as the author of the spurious Controversia put into the mouth of Sallust, and the calumniator from whom Dio Cassius (xlvi.