scoundrel

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SCOUNDREL. An opprobrious title given to a person of bad character. General damages will not lie for calling a man a scoundrel, but special damages may be recovered when there has been an actual loss. 2 Bouv: Inst. n. 2250; 1 Chit. Pr. 44.

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The motley crew of the Boar,s Head at Eastcheap are the ancestors of Surtees,s rascals, and their scoundrelism is just as tolerable and as entertaining.