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.]