A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
- A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person's reputation.
- The act of presenting such material to the public.
- The written claims presented by a plaintiff in an action at admiralty law or to an ecclesiastical court.
- To publish a libel about (a person). See Synonyms at malign.