the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.

1325–75; Middle English reputacioun < Latin reputātiōn- (stem of reputātiō) computation, consideration, equivalent to reputāt(us) (past participle of reputāre; see repute) + -iōn- -ion

reputational, adjective
self-reputation, noun

1. regard, name. Reputation, character are often confused. Reputation however, is the word which refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others, in respect to attainments, integrity, and the like: a fine reputation; a reputation for honesty. Character is the combination of moral and other traits which make one the kind of person one actually is (as contrasted with what others think of one): Honesty is an outstanding trait of his character. 2. fame, distinction, renown, esteem, honor, recognition. 3. See credit.

2. disrepute. Unabridged
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reputation (ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən)
1.  the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
2.  a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
3.  notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
4.  have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
[C14: from Latin reputātiō a reckoning, from reputāre to calculate, meditate; see repute]

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Word Origin & History

c.1380, from L. reputationem (nom. reputatio) "consideration," from reputatus, pp. of reputare "reflect upon, reckon," from re- "repeatedly" + putare "to reckon, consider" (see putative).
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