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Traduce


TRADU'CE, verb transitive [Latin traduco; trans, over, and duco, to lead.]

1. To represent as blamable; to condemn.

The best stratagem that Satan hath, is by traducing the form and manner of the devout prayers of God's church.

2. To calumniate; to vilify; to defame; willfully to misrepresent.

As long as men are malicious and designing, they will be traducing.

He had the baseness to traduce me in libel.

3. To propagate; to continue by deriving one from another.

From these only the race of perfect animals was propagated and traduced over the earth. [Not in use.]