In what cases action of slander may be maintained without proof of special damage?

[Law of Torts] – An action of slander may be maintained, without proof of special damage,in following cases:-

If a criminal offence (not necessarily an indictable offence) be imputed to exclude the plaintiff;

If a contagious or infectious disorder, tending to exclude the plaintiff from society be imputed to him;

If any injurious imputation be made affecting the plaintiff  in his office, profession, trade or business, and the imputation imputes to him unfitness for or misconduct in that calling; and

If the plaintiff is a woman or a girl and the words impute unchasity or adultery to her.

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