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ILL FAME. This is a technical expression, that which means not only bad character as generally understood, but every person, whatever may be his conduct and character in life, who visits bawdy houses, gaming houses, and other places which are of ill fame, is a person of ill fame. 1 Rogers' Recorder, 67; Ayl. Par. 276; 2 Hill, 558; 17 Pick. 80; 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 720; 2 Hagg. Cons. R. 24; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 302, 303; 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 767; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 44.

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will be summoned on charges of keeping a house of ill fame.
Moreover, New Yorkers from across the social spectrum were involved in the world of commercial sex; members of patrician families owned land that contained houses of ill fame, and men in the city, including the high-born and the well bred, embraced a gender-based subculture that promoted and glorified sexual indulgence.
Houses of ill fame began to appear everywhere, and market forces redefined prostitution, making sexual activity increasingly "secularized," organized, and a market commodity.