No`to*ri"e*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. notori'et'e. See Notorious.]

The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense; as, the notoriety of a crime.

They were not subjects in their own nature so exposed to public notoriety. Addison.


© Webster 1913.

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