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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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I think we need some change here, and it's not necessarily supposed to start with all those people out there who scandalize us, but with the Catholic parents of those kids who attended the Prime Minister's assembly at the high school, and us ourselves!
ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Supreme Court here Thursday referred a counsels case to Punjab Bar Council for initiating disciplinary action for his attempt to scandalize judges of the apex Court.
'The alleged contemnor in his two speeches has not only abused the judges of this court but has scandalised the court and did everything to bring the court into hatred, ridicule and contempt, which is substantially detrimental to the administration of justice and scandalizes the Court and tends to bring the Court and judges of the Court into hatred and ridicule,' read the court order.
Sometime between 1957 and 1961, a Dominican theology professor in the UST Seminary told his students (among them being Leonardo Legaspi, Oscar Cruz and Onesimo Gordoncillo, now archbishops, and me): The state is morally allowed to put a criminal to death because Jesus Christ said, "If your right hand scandalizes you, cut it off and cast it from you." (Matthew 5:30).
On June 17 Late Bloomers turns the lens on two women whose unexpected romance revitalizes them and scandalizes their small town.