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scandal

Law a libellous action or statement

Scandal

See also Controversy.
Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)
Abélard, Peter
(1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
Black Sox Scandal
Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
Chappaquiddick
car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
Edward VIII
(1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
$64,000 Question, The
game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
South Sea Bubble
fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
Teapot Dome
government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
Watergate
scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]
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The section 2(a) evidentiary standards for both scandalousness and
evidence that supports a denial for scandalousness under this standard.
supplies in support of a section 2(a) scandalousness denial; the only
Such a diagram might serve as an indication or beginning but is surely far too crude to be much more, if only because the question of academic hipness is complicated synchronically by all manner of local variations, and diachronically by the fact that the scandalousness of theory has been diminishing since the French invasion began.
By the same token, pre-Revolutionary punishment did not differ from post-Revolutionary punishment in its cruelty, but rather in its "eclat" - its brilliance or its scandalousness.
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Similarly, the rejection of a trademark registration on the basis of immorality or scandalousness takes place after an extended review and scrutiny of the mark.