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A sin against the 8th Commandment (”Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”); specifically, to speak evil of someone and so injure or destroy his good name. Cf. Ps 31:13; 50:20; 101:5; Pr 10:18; Jer 6:28; 9:4.

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