estimation in the view of others; reputation
: persons of good repute.
verb (used with object)
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.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English reputen
(v.) < Middle French reputer
< Latin reputāre
to compute, consider, equivalent to re- re-
distinction, honor. See credit
hold, deem, reckon.
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