Saturday, April 14, 2012

Definitions that CPS and CASA need to learn.

slan·der/ˈslandər/
Noun: The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. Verb: Make false and damaging statements about (someone). Synonyms: noun. calumny - libel - defamation - aspersion - obloquy verb. defame - calumniate - traduce - vilify - backbite - libel

li·bel/ˈlībəl/
Noun: A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. Verb: Defame (someone) by publishing a libel. Synonyms: noun. slander - defamation - calumny - aspersion - scandal verb. slander - defame - calumniate - malign - traduce - vilify

fraud/frôd/
Noun: 1. Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. 2. A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities. Synonyms: cheat - deceit - deception - swindle - humbug - fake

def·a·ma·tion/de-fə-ˈmā-shən/
Noun: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.