libelee
or libellee noun Date: circa 1856 one against whom a libel has been filed in a court

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  • libelee — var of libellee Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • libelee — or libellee [lī΄bəl ē′] n. the person in a suit against whom a LIBEL (n. 4) has been filed …   English World dictionary

  • libelee — /luy beuh lee /, n. Law. a person against whom a libel has been filed in a court; the respondent. Also, esp. Brit., libellee. [1855 60; LIBEL + EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • libelee — noun party against which a libel (hostile handbill) has been filed by a libelant …   Wiktionary

  • libelee — li·bel·ee || ‚laɪbÉ™ lɪː n. defendant, one against whom a libel has been filed in a court (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • libelee — li·bel·ee …   English syllables

  • libelee — li•bel•ee [[t]ˌlaɪ bəˈli[/t]] n. law a person against whom a charge of libel has been filed Also, esp. brit. li bel•lee′. Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • libelee — /laybaliy/ Formerly, a party against whom a libel has been filed in an ecclesiastical court or in admiralty, corresponding to the defendant in actions at law. See libel (pleadings) …   Black's law dictionary

  • libelee — /laybaliy/ Formerly, a party against whom a libel has been filed in an ecclesiastical court or in admiralty, corresponding to the defendant in actions at law. See libel (pleadings) …   Black's law dictionary

  • libelee — Same as libellee …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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