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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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200 YEARS AGO: Last week Mary Ann Granger was condemned by our magistrates to Warwick gaol for picking the pocket of a traveller from the city of Hereford at a house of ill fame in Cherry Street, in this town, of a five guinea note and some silver.
He was cited as "a person of very insolent & ill fame that Raues & scoffes at Religion.
He further pointed to the unrests following the 2009 presidential elections in Iran, and said enemy sought to overthrow the Islamic republic through the seditious plots which were staged after the 2009 elections, "but God finished everything in the interest of the Iranian nation, and there has remained nothing for the seditionists, but ill fame, notoriety and regret".
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.