scandalum magnatum


scan·​da·​lum mag·​na·​tum
plural scandala magnatum
: a defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a peer, judge, or other great officer of England

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, slander of magnates

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“Scandalum magnatum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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