Scandalum magnatum
Scandalum magnatum Scan"da*lum mag*na"tum` [L., scandal of magnates.] (Law) A defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a person of dignity; -- usually abbreviated scan. mag. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scandălum magnātum — (lat.), englisches Gesetz gegen schimpfliche u. ehrenrührige Reden über hohe Personen, wie königliche Prinzen, Peers u. hohe Kronbeamten; wurde durch das Gesetz über Preßfreiheit unter Georg III. großentheils aufgehoben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • scandalum magnatum — index stigma Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scandalum magnatum — The slander of great men. The term was used in early English law to designate words spoken in derogation of a peer, a judge, or other great officer of the realm. Such slander was considered a more heinous offense than the slander of a common… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scandalum magnatum — /sk&ndalam maegneytam/ In English law, scandal or slander of great men or nobles. Words spoken in derogation of a peer, a judge, or other great officer of the realm, for which an action lies, though it is now rarely resorted to. 3 Bl.Comm. 123.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • scandalum magnatum — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scan.mag — scandalum magnatum defamatory expressions against a person of position …   Latin abbreviations

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  • Disrepute — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrepute >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrepute disrepute discredit Sgm: N 1 ill repute ill repute bad repute bad name bad odor bad favor ill name ill odor ill favor Sgm: N 1 disapprobation …   English dictionary for students

  • Accusation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Accusation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 accusation accusation charge imputation slur inculpation exprobration delation Sgm: N 1 crimination crimination Sgm: N 1 incrimination incrimination accrimination …   English dictionary for students

  • List of legal Latin terms — A number of Latin terms are used in legal terminology and legal maxims. This is a partial list of these legal Latin terms, which are wholly or substantially drawn from Latin. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V   …   Wikipedia

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