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reputation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  --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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reputation 
  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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