- deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
- of or relating to offenses involving such deprivation.
Examples from the Web for infamous
The main effort in the attack was carried out by the infamous Waffen SS 6th Panzer Army.
Do they not recall the appalling ramifications of the infamous moment when Michelle Obama put her arm around the Queen in 2009?
The most infamous case was that of Kanae Kijima, a onetime housekeeper who became a highly paid mistress.
The reality star bared her infamous behind on the cover of Paper magazine, and the web went wild.Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet|Marlow Stern|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One possible solution to the breast shortage is the infamous Venezuelan border with Colombia.Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants|Jason Batansky|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The poor isolated girl fell unresistingly into the infamous snare spread for her inexperience: she believed and loved him.
Unfortunately for you you didn't quite carry out your infamous butchery completely enough.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
And if that infamous doctrine is true every tear is a crime, and every kiss a blasphemy.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
She would soon be poorer than when she entered upon the infamous enterprise.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
Conviction prior to marriage by either party of felony or infamous crime, unknown to the other spouse.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
British Dictionary definitions for infamous
- (of a person) deprived of certain rights of citizenship on conviction of certain offences
- (of a crime or punishment) entailing such deprivation
Word Origin and History for infamous
late 14c., from Medieval Latin infamosus, from Latin in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + famosus "celebrated" (see famous). Meaning influenced by Latin infamis "of ill fame" (see infamy). As a legal term, "disqualified from certain rights of citizens in consequence of conviction of certain crimes" (late 14c.). Related: Infamously.