Actionable Per Se

Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Actionable Per Se


Actionable Per Se

Quick Summary of Actionable Per Se


Legally sufficient to support a lawsuit in itself.




Full Definition of Actionable Per Se


Words are actionable per se if they are obviously insulting and injurious to one’s reputation. In lawsuits for libel or slander, words that impute the commission of a crime, a loathsome disease, or unchastity, or remarks that affect the plaintiff’s business, trade, profession, calling, or office may be actionable per se. No special proof of actual harm done by the words is necessary to win monetary damages when words are actionable per se.


Cite Term


To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.

Page URL
https://payrollheaven.com/define/actionable-per-se/
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Actionable Per Se. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
January 26, 2022 https://payrollheaven.com/define/actionable-per-se/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Actionable Per Se. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
https://payrollheaven.com/define/actionable-per-se/ (accessed: January 26, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Actionable Per Se. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved January 26, 2022
, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/actionable-per-se/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Actionable Per Se are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 8th October, 2021 | 3 Views.