The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone
To make defamatory statements about
For printing these Zenger was arrested for libel in November 1734.
They codify laws regarding libel and slander.
It was a miserable libel and was at once rebutted by Goodyear.
In this year he carried the Libel Bill.
He was thereupon prosecuted for libel by the owner of the vessel, fined $50, mulcted in costs, and, in default of payment, committed to gaol.