Reputation
Reputation Rep`u*ta"tion (-t?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]putation, L. reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See {Repute}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute. [1913 Webster]

The best evidence of reputation is a man's whole life. --Ames. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name. [1913 Webster]

I see my reputation is at stake. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The security of his reputation or good name. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. Account; value. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

[/Christ] made himself of no reputation. --Phil. ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame. See the Note under {Character}. [1913 Webster]


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  • reputation — [rep΄yo͞o tā′shən, rep΄yətā′shən] n. [ME reputacioun < L reputatio < reputatus, pp. of reputare: see REPUTE] 1. estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the… …   English World dictionary

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  • Reputation — (lat.), guter Ruf, Ansehen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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