Slander, according to Dr. Barrow, is uttering false speeches against our neighbor, to the prejudice of his fame, safety, welfare, and that out of malignity, vanity, rashness, ill nature, or bad design. The principal kinds of slander are these:

(1) charging others with faults they are not guilty of;

(2) affixing scandalous names and odious characters which they deserve not;

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(3) aspersing a man's actions with foul names, importing that they proceed from evil principles, or tend to bad ends, when it does not or cannot appear;

(4) perverting a man's words or acts disadvantageously by affected misconstruction;

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(5) partial or lame representation of men's discourse or practice, suppressing some part of the truth or concealing some circumstances which ought to be explained;

(6) instilling sly suggestions which create prejudice in the hearers;

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(7) magnifying and aggravating the faults of others;

(8) imputing to our neighbor's practice, judgment, or profession evil consequences which have no foundation in truth.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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