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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Lambert Street today - in 1890 this was home to murder victim Margaret Stewart, who lived in a 'house of ill fame'
"In order to prevent the spread of contagious or infectious diseases within the city and to control houses of ill fame, it shall be the duty of the health officer or his deputy to visit monthly all houses between the first and tenth day of each month and examine each female inmate therein for the purpose of ascertaining whether she may be infected with any such disease, and if found free from such disease, the above named officer shall supply the person examined with a certificate, which certificate shall give the name and residence examined and also state the fact of her healthful condition."
"The ill fame of the Zionist regime's media outlets is a proven fact to everyone, and I believe that their news reports are not worth to even be denied; they themselves know that no free man would do an interview with them," the Jewish MP reiterated.
BB's house of ill fame CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER C5, 9pm THE stage is set.
He further told the court that cricketers Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Suleman Butt had admitted about their involvement in spot fixing and this has brought ill fame for Pakistan at international level.
Certainly, athletics (and by extention the International Olympic Committee) is not in the same league of ill fame but is not squeaky clean either.
As an Oxford student you should know, (which, in fact, I did not!), that the word 'diverticulum' is Latin for a 'wayside house of ill fame or ill repute', and well do they deserve that descriptive term'.