Definition - What does Deprecate mean?
Deprecate is to criticize something or to express a disapproval over a subject. It is legal to deprecate something as long as it is based on truth and in a way that does not stand in the way of the ongoing free movement of another person.
Justipedia explains Deprecate
Deprecating behavior can be against civil law if it is done in a way that is public and is based on untruth.