estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
verb (used with object), reputed, reputing.
to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.

1400–50; late Middle English reputen (v.) < Middle French reputer < Latin reputāre to compute, consider, equivalent to re- re- + putāre to think

2. distinction, honor. See credit. 3. hold, deem, reckon.

2. dishonor. Unabridged
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repute (rɪˈpjuːt)
1.  (tr; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specified: he is reputed to be intelligent
2.  public estimation; reputation: a writer of little repute
[C15: from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre to think over, from re- + putāre to think]

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Example sentences
Only tourists cling to the coast, along with pirates and conquerors and other
  sailors of blemished repute.
His heated phrases on interpretation and emptiness struck their intellects, not
  their repute.
There are seven of them, with a large entry list in each, embracing many horses
  of repute.
But surely nothing can match the ill repute of free radicals.
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