Ca*lum"ni*ate (?), v. i. [Imp. & p. p. Calumniated; p. pr. & vb. n. calumniating.] [L. calumniatus, p. p. of calumniari. See Calumny, and cf. Challenge, v. t.]

To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.

Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and calumniate all godly men's doings. Strype.

Syn. -- To asperse; slander; defame; vilify; traduce; belie; bespatter; blacken; libel. See Asperse.

 

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Ca*lum"ni*ate, v. i.

To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.

 

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