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DEFAME,

1. To slander; falsely and maliciously to utter words respecting another which tend to injure his reputation or occupation; as to say, a judge is corrupt; a man is perjured; a trader is a knave.

2. To speak evil of; to dishonor by false reports; to calumniate; to libel; to impair reputation by acts or words.

Being defamed, we entreat. 1 Cor. Iv.



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DEFAME,

1. To slander; falsely and maliciously to utter words respecting another which tend to injure his reputation or occupation; as to say, a judge is corrupt; a man is perjured; a trader is a knave.

2. To speak evil of; to dishonor by false reports; to calumniate; to libel; to impair reputation by acts or words.

Being defamed, we entreat. 1 Cor. Iv.

DE-FAME', v.t. [Fr. diffamer; It. diffamare; Sp. disfamar; from L. diffamo; de or dis and fama, fame.]

  1. To slander; falsely and maliciously to utter words respecting another which tend to injure his reputation or occupation; as to say, a judge is corrupt; a man is perjured; a trader is a knave.
  2. To speak evil of; to dishonor by false reports; to calumniate; to libel; to impair reputation by acts or words. Being defamed, we entreat. – 1 Cor. iv.

De*fame"
  1. To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
  2. Dishonor.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.

    My guilt thy growing virtues did defame;
    My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.
    Dryden.

  4. To charge; to accuse.

    [R.]

    Rebecca is . . . defamed of sorcery practiced on the person of a noble knight. Sir W. Scott.

    Syn. -- To asperse; slander; calumniate; vilify. See Asperse.

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Defame

DEFAME,

1. To slander; falsely and maliciously to utter words respecting another which tend to injure his reputation or occupation; as to say, a judge is corrupt; a man is perjured; a trader is a knave.

2. To speak evil of; to dishonor by false reports; to calumniate; to libel; to impair reputation by acts or words.

Being defamed, we entreat. 1 Cor. Iv.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SECT, n. [L. Sp. secta; from L. seco, to cut off, to separate.]

1. A body or number of persons united in tenets, chiefly in philosophy or religion, but constituting a distinct party by holding sentiments different from those of other men. Most sects have originated in a particular perlon, who taught and propagated some peculiar notions in philosophy or religion, and who is considered to have been its founder. Among the jews, the principal sects were the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. In Greece were the Cynic sect, founded by Antisthenes; and the Academic sect, by Plato. The Academic sect gave birth to the Peripatetic, and a Cynic to the Stoic.

2. A cutting or coin. [Not used.]

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