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Speech that either by what is said or the manner in which it is said injures the rights or reputation of another person. Its morality is to be judged by the dignity of the person offended, the gravity of the harm done, and the malice with which the offensive language used.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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