libelee

libelee

[lahy-buh-lee]
noun Law.
a person against whom a libel has been filed in a court; the respondent.
Also, especially British, libellee.


Origin:
1855–60; libel + -ee

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libellee or (US) libelee (ˌlaɪbəˈliː)
 
n
a person against whom a libel has been filed in an ecclesiastical court
 
libelee or (US) libelee
 
n

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