Hypertext Webster Gateway: "reputation"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Reputation \Rep`u*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]putation, L.
reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See {Repute}, v. 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. --Shak.

The security of his reputation or good name.

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

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

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the state of being held in high esteem and honor [syn: {repute}]
[ant: {disrepute}]
2: notoriety for some particular characteristic; "his
reputation for promiscuity"
3: the general estimation that the public has for a person; "he
acquired a reputation as an actor before he started
writing"; "he was a person of bad report" [syn: {report}]

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