scandalum magnatum

noun
scan·​da·​lum mag·​na·​tum | \ ˈskandᵊləmˌmagˈnātəm \
plural scandala magnatum\ -​ᵊləˌ-​ \

Definition of scandalum magnatum

: a defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a peer, judge, or other great officer of England

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History and Etymology for scandalum magnatum

Medieval Latin, literally, slander of magnates

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“Scandalum magnatum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scandalum%20magnatum. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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