reputation
rep·u·ta·tion n: overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general within a community see also character evidence at evidence; reputation testimony at testimony

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reputation
I noun acclaim, celebration, celebrity, consequence, credit, distinction, eminence, esteem, estimation, fama, fame, famousness, glory, good name, illustriousness, importance, luster, mark, name, notability, note, notoriety, opinio, popular favor, position, position in society, precedence, preeminence, prestige, prominence, rank, regard, renown, report, repute, respect, respectability, standing, station, status associated concepts: character witness, reputation evidence II index credit (recognition), notoriety, prestige, regard (esteem)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reputation
n.
The opinion about a person held by other people or by the community in general.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


reputation
What the community thinks of a person; a factor in determining liability and damages in suits for defamation, because damage to reputation is the principal injury.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

reputation
n.
   a person's good name, honor or what the community thinks of him/her. The quality and value of one's reputation is a key issue in suits for defamation (libel and slander) since the damage to one's reputation by published untruths may determine the amount of judgment against the defamer. Sometimes a person's favorable reputation is so great that most defamation cannot do him/her much harm.
   See also: defamation, libel, slander

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • réputation — [ repytasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370; lat. reputatio « compte, évaluation » 1 ♦ Le fait d être honorablement connu du point de vue moral. ⇒ gloire; honneur. Compromettre, ternir, perdre sa réputation. « Il est presque toujours en notre pouvoir de rétablir …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reputation — (lat. reputatio „Erwägung“, „Berechnung“) bezeichnet in der Grundbedeutung den Ruf (veraltend: den Leumund) eines Menschen, einer Gruppe oder einer Organisation. Eine hohe Reputation wird gleichgesetzt mit einem guten Ruf. Vereinfacht gesagt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • reputation — Reputation. s. f. v. Renom, estime, opinion publique. Bonne, haute, grande reputation. meschante, mauvaise reputation. il est en bonne, en mauvaise reputation. il est en reputation de voleur, de chicaneur. en quelle reputation est il? il est en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • reputation — rep‧u‧ta‧tion [ˌrepjˈteɪʆn] noun [countable] the opinion people have of something or someone, based on what has happened in the past: • The firm has a very good reputation. • A lengthy legal battle would damage the reputation of both sides.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Reputation — Rep u*ta tion ( t? sh?n), n. [F. r[ e]putation, L. reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See {Repute}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reputation — Sf guter Ruf erw. obs. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. réputation, dieses aus l. reputātio ( ōnis) Betrachtung, Berechnung , zu l. reputāre anrechnen, erwägen, überdenken , zu l. putāre berechnen, reinigen und l. re , zu l. putus… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • reputation — [rep΄yo͞o tā′shən, rep΄yətā′shən] n. [ME reputacioun < L reputatio < reputatus, pp. of reputare: see REPUTE] 1. estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the… …   English World dictionary

  • reputation — ► NOUN 1) the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. 2) a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic: his reputation as a brainless lad …   English terms dictionary

  • Reputation — (v. lat.), 1) Ruf, bes. 2) guter Ruf, guter Name; 3) Ansehung, Achtung, Ehre. Reputirlich, ehrbar, anständig, rechtlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Reputation — (lat.), guter Ruf, Ansehen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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