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Scandalum magnatum   Listen
Scandalum magnatum  n.  (Law) A defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a person of dignity; usually abbreviated scan. mag.

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"Scandalum magnatum" Quotes from Famous Books

... "taking care of his shirts," in the final times); noted in society, for her sharp tongue and ways. Concerning whom Thiebault and his Trenck romances are worth no notice,—if it be not with horsewhips on opportunity. SCANDALUM MAGNATUM, where your Magnates are NOT fallen quite counterfeit, was and is always (though few now reflect on it) a ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.) • Thomas Carlyle

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