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SCANDAL. A scandalous verbal report or rumor respecting some person.
     2. The remedy is an action on the case.
     3. In chancery practice, when a bill or other pleading contains scandal, it will be referred to a master to be expunged, and till this has been done, the opposite party need not answer. 3 Bl. Com. 342. Nothing is considered scandalous which is positively relevant to the cause, however harsh and gross the charge may be. The degree of relevancy is not deemed material. Coop. Eq. Pl. 19; 2 Ves. 24; 6 Ves. 514, 11 Ves. 626; 15 Ves. 477; Story Eq. Plo. Sec. 269 Vide Impertinent.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Despite the sackings, from then till now, the country has been hit with more than 20 major scandals under Uhuru's watch.
He lost his patience with Jolley when she pressed him on the murder of Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shariibuu and other scandals linked to his time as the PM, reminding her that she told him the interview would be about the country's economy.
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Scandals with more than five mentions in The New York Times resulted in a 9 percent applicant drop the following year.
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After this theoretical groundwork, Ehrat turns to an examination of specific religious scandals in the media.
MARGOT GAYLE BACKUS achieves an expert masterstroke in this study of fin de siecle newspaper scandals with application to works of James Joyce.
Newspaper "Lajm" once again appealed to readers and all citizens to be careful of the possible staged incidents that are aimed at covering up the scandals that appeared in the public.
They are embarrassed to belong to a church that is so compromised by its own lack of integrity (e.g., due to the sexual abuse scandals) that it cannot speak effectively about the truly scandalous realities of social injustice.