Infamy

In"fa*my

(?), n.;
pl. Infamies (#).
[L. infamia, fr. infamis infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See Fame.]
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1. Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
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The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy.
Bp. Burnet.
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2. A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
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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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Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 -- a day which will live in infamy, . . .
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 

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