SCANDAL , disgrace, discredit, shame, caused by the
See also:report or knowledge of wrongdoing, hence
See also:defamation or gossip, especially malicious or idle; or such
See also:action as causes public offence or disrepute . (For the
See also:relating to scandal, more generally termed " defamation" see
See also:LIBEL AND
See also:SLANDER.) The Greek word oKavbaXov, stumbling-
See also:block, cause of offence or temptation, is used in the Septuagint and the New Testament . Classical Greek had the word oKavbaXilOpov only, properly the
See also:spring of a baited
See also:trap; the origin probably being the
See also:root seen in Latin scandere, to climb, get up . While the Latin scandalum has given such
See also:direct derivatives as
See also:Spanish and Portuguese escandalo, Dutch schandaal, Eng . " scandal," &c., it is also the source of the synonymous " slander,"
See also:Middle Eng. sclaundre, O . Fr. esclandre, escandle . A particular
See also:form of defamation was scandalum magnatum . " slander of
See also:great men," words, that is, spoken defaming a peer spiritual or temporal,
See also:judge or dignitary of the
See also:realm . Action
See also:lay for such defamation under the statutes of 3 Edw . I. c . 34, 2
See also:Rich . I I. c .
5, and 12 Rich . II. c . I1 wherebydamages could be recovered, even in cases where no action would lie, if the defamation were of an ordinary subject, and that without
See also:proof of
See also:special damage . These statutes, though long obsolete, were only abolished in 1887 (
See also:Statute Law Revision
See also:Act) .
SCANDERBEG, or ISKENDER BEY (14o3-1467)
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