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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infamy  \In"fa*my\,  n.;  pl  {Infamies}.  [L.  infamia  fr  infamis 
  infamous;  pref.  in-  not  +  fama  fame:  cf  F.  infamie.  See 
  {Fame}.] 
  1.  Total  loss  of  reputation;  public  disgrace;  dishonor; 
  ignominy;  indignity. 
 
  The  afflicted  queen  would  not  yield,  and  said  she 
  would  not  .  .  .  submit  to  such  infamy.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  A  quality  which  exposes  to  disgrace;  extreme  baseness  or 
  vileness;  as  the  infamy  of  an  action 
 
  3.  (Law)  That  loss  of  character,  or  public  disgrace,  which  a 
  convict  incurs,  and  by  which  he  is  at  common  law  rendered 
  incompetent  as  a  witness. 




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