words actionable per se


words actionable per se
See libelous per se; slanderous per se.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • words actionable per quod — See libelous per quod; slanderous per quod …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • actionable per se — Words actionable as defamatory, without allegation and proof of special damage, because their character as injurious to reputation is a matter of common knowledge. 33 Am J1st L & S § 5. According to some authorities, written or printed words may… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • actionable per quod — Words or epithets spoken of or concerning the plaintiff which are not so defamatory in a legal aspect that damage will be presumed from their utterance or publication, so that an action will not lie upon the words in the absence of pleading and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • actionable — That for which an action will lie, furnishing legal ground for an action. See cause of action justiciable controversy See also @ actionable fraud Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • actionable — That for which an action will lie, furnishing legal ground for an action. See cause of action justiciable controversy See also @ actionable fraud Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per quod — /par kwod/ Whereby. When the declaration in an action of tort, after stating the acts complained of, goes on to allege the consequences of those acts as a ground of special damage to the plaintiff, the recital of such consequences is prefaced by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • words — Symbols indicating ideas and subject to contraction and expansion to meet the idea sought to be expressed. Such have been referred to as labels whose content and meaning are continually shifting with the times. Massachusetts Protective Ass n v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per se — /par siy/°sey/ By itself; in itself; taken alone; by means of itself; through itself; inherently; in isolation; unconnected with other matters; simply as such; in its own nature without reference to its relation. In law of defamation, certain… …   Black's law dictionary

  • libelous per se — /laybbs par siy/ A publication is libelous per se when the words are of such a character that an action may be brought upon them without the necessity of showing any special damage, the imputation being such that the law will presume that any one …   Black's law dictionary

  • libelous per se — /laybbs par siy/ A publication is libelous per se when the words are of such a character that an action may be brought upon them without the necessity of showing any special damage, the imputation being such that the law will presume that any one …   Black's law dictionary