Definition of Ill fame

1. Noun. The state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality.

Exact synonyms: Notoriety
Generic synonyms: Infamy
Specialized synonyms: Reputation

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill Fame

ill at ease
ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame (current term)
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck
ill manners
ill nature
ill repute
ill service
ill stound
ill temper
ill timed(p)
ill turn
ill will

Literary usage of Ill fame

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Lee, supra, the court was dealing with a statute similar to ours. The act prohibited was the keeping of "a house of ill fame resorted to for the purposes of ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1896)
"The information is sufficiently specific in its facts. IHFORMATION— IMMATERIAL VARIANCE. — If an information charges the keeping of a house of ill-fame on ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"Suppression of Houses of Ill-fame.—Power "to suppress bawdy-houses" gives the corporation authority, by implication to adopt by ordinance the proper means ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"HOUSE OF ill fame. A house of ill fame is defined to be "a house kept for the ... The term "house of ill fame," as used 1n a Michigan statute punishing any ..."

5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"Keeping a house of Ill-fame is an offence at common law ; Com. v. ... So the letting of a house to a woman of ill-fame, knowing her to be such, ..."

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