From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notoriety \No`to*ri"e*ty\ (n[=o]`t[-o]*r[imac]"[-e]*t[y^]), n.
   [Cf. F. notori['e]t['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.
   [1913 Webster]

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