convicium

convicium

in Scots law, the verbal injury of bringing a person into public hatred and ridicule, even (according to a few, but not all, commentators) by saying something that is true.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

CONVICIUM, civil law. The name of a species of slander, or, in the meaning of the civil law, injury, uttered in pubic, and which charged some one with some act contra bonos mores. Vicat, ad verb; Bac. Ab. Slander.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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According to Aquinas, Summa Theologica, IIa, IIae, B, "blasphemare est contumeliam vel aliquod convicium inferre in injuriam creatoris." In the fourteenth-century penitential manual, Summa Astensis, it is written: "est autem blasphemia peccatum morale ex genere suo.