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Webster 1913 Edition


Reputation

Repˊu-ta′tion

(-t?′sh?n)
,
Noun.
[F.
réputation
, L.
reputatio
a reckoning, consideration. See
Repute
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute.
The best evidence of
reputation
is a man’s whole life.
Ames.
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.
3.
Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name.
I see my
reputation
is at stake.
Shakespeare
The security of his
reputation
or good name.
Blackstone.
4.
Account; value.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.
[/Christ] made himself of no
reputation
.
Phil. ii. 7.
Syn. – Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame. See the Note under
Character
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reputation

REPUTA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. reputatio.]
1.
Good name; the credit, honor or character which is derived from a favorable public opinion or esteem. Reputation is a valuable species of property or right, which should never be violated. With the loss of reputation, a man and especially a woman, loses most of the enjoyments of life.
The best evidence of reputation is a man's whole life.
2.
Character by report; in a good or bad sense; as, a man has the reputation of being rich or poor, or of being a thief.

Definition 2021


Reputation

Reputation

See also: reputation and réputation

German

Noun

Reputation f (genitive Reputation, plural Reputationen)

  1. reputation

reputation

reputation

See also: Reputation and réputation

English

Noun

reputation (plural reputations)

  1. What somebody is known for.
    • 1529, John Frith, A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis, [] , Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten], page 117:
      And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation / or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.

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External links

  • reputation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • reputation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • repute” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.

Middle French

Noun

reputation f (plural reputations)

  1. reputation