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  1. The condition of being infamous or notorious
  • "He who pourtrays examples of disinterestedness and intrepidity, confers on virtue the notoriety and homage that are due to it, and rouses in the spectators, the spirit of salutary emulation." — w:Arthur Mervyn, Arthur Mervyn by w:Charles Brockden Brown, Charles Brockden Brown
    Etymology: From notorious, from nÅtÅrius, from Latin nÅtus, "known", past participle of nÅscere, "to get to know."

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