According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, synonyms for calumny include: aspersing, defamation, libel, maligning, slander, smearing, traducing, and vilifying. (Source, Merriam-Webster)
Here are Frances Sargent Osgood’s thoughts on the matter.
From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.*
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