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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 ?
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.
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.
And I again call upon you to enter into satisfactory explanations concerning the scandals against you, or else to withdraw from posts in which we at any rate decline you as a colleague.
But when the scandal broke out, nobody believed they were strangers.
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.
Here in the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights was reported as condemning revenge porn as a human rights violation when a public figure's video scandal spread four years ago.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo moto notice of Axact fake degree scandal besides summoning report from Director General (DG) FIA on the matter within 10 days.
Sio scandal za WCB tu, mimi nadhani scandal yoyote haiwezi muadhiri mtu mwingine wakati yeye hayupo.
Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, who recently produced Farhan Akhtar-starre r Lucknow Central, says the marketing team asked him to create a scandal involving Akhtar to promote the film.
Now we may be seeing the opposite--let's call it the Scandal Side Effect--where a school's bad publicity can drive applicants away.