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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]
References in classic literature ?
Even the more definite scandal concerning Bulstrode's earlier life was, for some minds, melted into the mass of mystery, as so much lively metal to be poured out in dialogue, and to take such fantastic shapes as heaven pleased.
I'll no' waste precious time," he said, after a moment's consideration with himself, "in brushing awa' the fawse breath o' scandal, when it passes my way.
Captain, and I always, always dislike any scandal myself.
If there is a scandal in your honourable house once again, I will put you yourself in the lock-up, as it is called in polite society.
There was a scandal the other day in a restaurant, too.
Catherick the same night when the scandal broke out, and the next morning he took himself off.
I have managed to avoid all danger of scandal," Julian answered; the expression of distress in his face becoming more and more marked while he spoke.
Ever since video recording was made more accessible and practical as an indispensable feature of mobile phones and laptops, video scandals have held a firm grip on society's idle chatter and locker-room conversations.
Talking exclusively to Word Is, the Show Me hitmaker touched on scandals that have followed artistes under the WCB label, including his boss Diamond Platnumz's baby mama drama.
Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politics
ISLAMABAD -- An investigation report of 39 mega scandals of corruption in capital Development Authority (CDA) has been lost in the Prime Minister Secretariat.
The Impact of Campus Scandals on College Applications," a working paper from the Harvard Business School and the College Board, shows evidence that scandals covered heavily by the media significantly reduce applications.