Animo Defamandi Law and Legal Definition

Animo defamandi otherwise called as animus defamandi literally means with intention to defame. Animo means mind or intention and defamandi means of defaming or for defaming. It refers to the malicious intention that must be present in an action in order to constitute tort of defamation. For example when a person uses bad words about his friend then it can be said that his action involves animo defamandi.