Innuendo Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Innuendo.

Innuendo (noun):

An innuendo, in legal terms, refers to a veiled or indirect remark or hint, often used in defamation cases. It involves subtly suggesting a derogatory implication about another party, without explicitly stating it. For example, if someone cleverly implies a negative claim about a person who was previously in a specific role (like a former CEO), without actually saying their name, this could be considered an innuendo.