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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calumny \Cal"um*ny\, n.; pl. Calumnies. [L. calumnia, fr. calvi to devise tricks, deceive; cf. F. calomnie. Cf. Challenge, n.] False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction. "Infamous calumnies." --Motley. [1913 Webster] Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. --Shak. [1913 Webster]