scandalum magnatum

noun scan·da·lum mag·na·tum \ˈskandələmˌmagˈnātəm\

Definition of scandalum magnatum

plural

scandala magnatum

\-ələˌ-\
  1. :  a defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a peer, judge, or other great officer of England

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Origin and Etymology of scandalum magnatum

Medieval Latin, literally, slander of magnates


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