scandalum magnatum


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SCANDALUM MAGNATUM. Great scandal or slander. In England it. is the slander of the great men, the nobility of the realm.

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Shortly after these events, the scandalum magnatum statute was re-enacted.
14) The 1379 re-enactment of the scandalum magnatum statute, which ensured that attacks on designated government officials and the great men of the realm would be heard before the King's Bench, indicates the Crown's interest in suppressing the offence.
After declaring himself of age and reasserting control over the government in 1389, Richard re-enacted the scandalum magnatum statute for a second time, extending it to include the disseminators of false reports if the originator escaped detection.