Meaning of calumny

cal•um•ny

Pronunciation: (kal'um-nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration.
  2. the act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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