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traducement

Definition:

a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

traduce

Plural:

traducements

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin trādūcere to lead over, transmit, disgrace, from trans- + dūcere to...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Defamation | calumny | vilification | traducement

the communication of a factual statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless ... (35 of 12728 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Defamation

Collins Dictionary:

traducement | traduce

the act or an instance of speaking badly of someone | [transitive] to speak badly of (15 of 196 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/traducement

Merriam-Webster:

traduce | traduced [past tense] | traducing [present participle] | violate [synonym, sense-specific] | betray [synonym, sense-specific] | breach [synonym, sense-specific] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | contravene [synonym, sense-specific] | fracture [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation | "violate", "betray" (14 of 166 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/traduce

Oxford Dictionary:

traduce | traducement [derived] | traducer [derived]

speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation (14 of 74 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/traduce

American Heritage Dictionary:

traduce | traduced [past tense] | traducing [present participle] | traduces [3rd-person singular present] | traducement [noun, related] | traducer [noun, related] | traducingly [adverb, related]

To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements. (12 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/traduce

New World Dictionary:

traduce | traduced [past tense] | traducing [present participle] | traducement [noun, related] | traducer [noun, related]

to say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify | to make a mockery of; betray (16 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/traduce

Wiktionary:

traducement | traducements [plural]

The act of traducing; slander, calumny. (6 of 11 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/traducement

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hatchet job [countable, informal] | hatchet jobs [plural]

a very strong and unfair criticism, especially in the form of a newspaper article (14 of 44 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hatchet-job

Cambridge Dictionary:

hatchet job [informal]

a cruel written or spoken attack on someone or something (10 of 33 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hatchet-job

Random House Dictionary:

hatchet job

a maliciously destructive critique or act. (6 of 24 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hatchet-job

Britannica Encyclopedia:

defamation [law]

in law, attacking another's reputation by a false publication tending to bring the person into disrepute. The concept is an elusive one and is limited ... (25 of 584 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/155602​/defamation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

depreciation

in accounting, reduction in the value of fixed or capital assets, as by use, damage, weathering, or obsolescence. It can be estimated according to a ... (25 of 210 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0815200​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

calumny | calumnies [plural]

the making of false statements about somebody with malicious intent | a slanderous statement or false accusation (16 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594248​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

traducement | traduce

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin trādūcere to lead over, transmit, disgrace, from trans- + dūcere to lead

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/traducement

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Traducement

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Traducement"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Traducement"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Traducement

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

traducement

Audio: North American pronunciation of "traducement"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=traduc​02 word=traducement

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