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Rep`u*ta"tion (-t?"sh?n), n. [F. r'eputation, L. reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See Repute, v. t.]


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.


Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name.

I see my reputation is at stake. Shak.

The security of his reputation or good name. Blackstone.


Account; value.



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

Syn. -- Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame. See the Note under Character.


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