Detraction

De*trac"tion

(?), n. [F. dtraction, L. detractio.] 1. A taking away or withdrawing. [Obs.]
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The detraction of the eggs of the said wild fowl.
Bacon.
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2. The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.

Syn. -- Depreciation; disparagement; derogation; slander; calumny; aspersion; censure.
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