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SCANDAL Definition & Legal Meaning

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Defamatory reports or rumors ; aspersion or slanderous talk, uttered recklessly or maliciously. In pleading. “Scandal consists in the allegation of anything which is unbecoming the dignity of the court to hear, or is contrary to good manners, or which charges some person with a crime not necessary to be shown in the cause; to which may be added that any unnecessary allegation, bearing cruelly upon the moral character of an individual, is also scandalous.” Daniell, Ch. Pr. 290. And see McNulty v. Wiesen (D. C.) 130 Fed. 1013; Kelley v. Boettcher, 85 Fed SCANDALOUS MATTER 1058


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