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.]
[/Christ] made himself of no reputation. --Phil. ii. 7.
Syn: -- Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame. See the Note under Character.
n 1: the state of being held in high esteem and honor [syn: repute]
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]