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 proof of special damage. 33 Am J1st L & S § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • actionable per quod — n. Actions that require the allegation and proof of additional facts. For example, in libel or slander, the statement in question may not appear defamatory on its face (such as Mr. Smith is a member of a particular club ), so the plaintiff has to …   Law dictionary

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

  • libelous per quod — /layblas par kwod/ Expressions libelous per quod are such as require that their injurious character or effect be established by allegation and proof. They are those expressions which are not actionable upon their face, but which become so by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • libel per quod — / pər kwäd, per kwōd/ n: libel that is actionable only when the plaintiff introduces additional facts to show defamation or claims special damages Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • slanderous per quod — Spoken words possibly of a noxious quality in respect of causing injury to another by prejudicing him in reputation, office, or means of livelihood, but actionable only as their injurious effect is established by due allegation and proof. Elkins… …   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 defamation — See actionable per quod; actionable per se; libel; slander …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per se — 1 /pər sā, ˌper ; pər sē/ adv [Latin, by, of, or in itself] 1: inherently, strictly, or by operation of statute, constitutional provision or doctrine, or case law the transaction was illegal per se see also negligence per se at negligence; …   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

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