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King James Dictionary

Scandal

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SCAN'DAL, n. L. scandalum Gr. In Greek, this word signifies a stumbling block, something against which a person impinges, or which causes him to fall.

1. Offense given by the faults of another.

His lustful orgies he enlarg'd even to the hill of scandal.

In this sense, we now generally use offense.

2. Reproachful aspersion opprobrious censure defamatory speech or report something uttered which is false and injurious to reputation.

My known virtue is from scandal free.

3. Shame reproach disgrace. Such is the perverted state of the human mind that some of the most heinous crimes bring little scandal upon the offender.

SCAN'DAL,

1. To treat opprobriously to defame to asperse to traduce to blacken character.

I do fawn on men, and hug them hard, and after scandal them. Little used.

2. To scandalize to offend. Not used.

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