|n.||1.||Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.|
|2.||Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.|
|3.||(Equity) Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.|
|v. t.||1.||To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.|
|2.||To scandalize; to offend.|
|Noun||1.||scandal - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people|
|2.||scandal - a disgraceful event|
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.