Under what circumstances is slander actionable per se?

[Law of Torts] –  Exceptional cases when slander is actionably per se (i.e. without proof of special damage) are the following—-  (i) imputation of a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment. (ii) imputation of a contagious diseases likely to prevent other persons from associating with the plaintiff. (iii) imputation of unchastity or adultery to any women or girl. (iv) imputation of unfitness, dishonesty or incomepetence in any office, profession, calling, trade, or business held or carried on by the plaintiff at the time when the slander was published.

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