libel in admiralty

The initial pleading in a suit in admiralty, corresponding to the declaration, complaint, or petition in an action or proceeding at law. 2 Am J2d Adm § 175. See libel of information

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • libel — li·bel 1 / lī bəl/ n [Anglo French, from Latin libellus, diminutive of liber book] 1: complaint (1) used esp. in admiralty and divorce cases 2 a: a defamatory statement or representation esp. in the form of written or printed words; specif: a… …   Law dictionary

  • Libel — Li bel (l[imac] b[e^]l), n. [L. libellus a little book, pamphlet, libel, lampoon, dim. of liber the liber or inner bark of a tree; also (because the ancients wrote on this bark), paper, parchment, or a roll of any material used to write upon, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • libel — /laybal/ A method of defamation expressed by print, writing, pictures, or signs. In its most general sense, any publication that is injurious to the reputation of another. A false and unprivileged publication in writing of defamatory material.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • admiralty — The law of the sea and the practice pertaining thereto. Courts with jurisdiction in admiralty cases. See bottomry bond; court of admiralty; droits of admiralty; general average; high court of admiralty; high seas; libel; lord high admiral;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • libel — noun 1》 Law the publication of a false statement that is damaging to a person s reputation. Compare with slander.     ↘such a statement; a written defamation. 2》 (in admiralty and ecclesiastical law) a plaintiff s written declaration. verb… …   English new terms dictionary

  • libel — /luy beuhl/, n., v., libeled, libeling or (esp. Brit.) libelled, libelling. n. 1. Law. a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures. b. the act or crime of publishing it. c. a formal… …   Universalium

  • libel — An initial pleading in a suit in admiralty; the pleading whereby litigation is brought into an Admiralty Court. 2 Am J2d Adm § 175. A malicious publication, expressed either in printing, writing, typewriting, or by signs and pictures, tending… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • libel of information — A pleading in a proceeding brought to obtain a forfeiture containing a substantial statement of the offense upon which the forfeiture is predicated. 23 Am J1st Forf & P § 15. A pleading in admiralty demanding a forfeiture because of breach of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • libel of review — A procedure provided for by the rules of some Admiralty Courts for demanding that the court correct or change its decree after the rendition thereof, and after expiration of the term in which it was rendered. 2 Am J2d Adm § 221 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mutation of libel — The amendment of the libel in an admiralty suit …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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