Libelous Li"bel*ous (l[imac]"b[e^]l*[u^]s), a. Containing or involving a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes some person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule; as, a libelous pamphlet. [Written also {libellous}.] -- {Li"bel*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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