(n.) That quality in words or things which presents what is offensive to chasity or purity of mind; obscene or impure lanquage or acts; moral impurity; lewdness; obsceneness; as, the obscenity of a speech, or a picture.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Obscenity'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/obscenity.html. 1828.