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false and malicious misrepresentation of the words and actions of another, intended to injure his or her reputation
the action of taking away from a person's merit or reputation by disclosing another's true faults or sins. This is a sin against the 8th Commandment because each person has a right to his good name.
attributes qualities that may not exist or which are exaggerated, usually for personal gain or favor
respect or good reputation that is acquired through the practice of virtue or heroic acts. The quality that brings people to be quided by the most elevated moral norms.
reality as it is, even outside a person's intellect and independent of his acknowledgment of its existence
a judgement that questions someone's character or concludes a moral defect without sufficient evidence
a maliciously flase statement or report in order to defame or injure a person; same as calumny
the philosophical theory that treats all knowledge as merely relative, denying the possibility of objective knowledge
the practice of the virtue of patience with respect to the opinions or practices of others
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