In torts. Oral defamation; the speaking of false and malicious words concerning another, whereby injury results to his reputation. See Pollard v. Lyon, 91 U. S. 227, 23 L. Ed. 308; Fredrickson v. Johnson, 60 Minn. 337, 62 N. W. 3SS; Ross v. Ward, 14 S. D. 240, 85 N. W. 182, 80 Am. St. Rep. 746; Gambrill v. Schooley, 93 Md. 48, 48 AU. 730, 52 L. R. A. 87, 80 Am. St Rep. 414; Republican Pub. Co. v. Mosman, 15 Colo. 399, 24 Pac. 1051; Civ. Code Ga. 1895,
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