Good name, the credit, honor or character which is derived from a favorable public opinion or esteem.
A valuable species of property or right.
Character by report, in a good or bad sense.

With the loss of reputation, a one loses most of the enjoyments of life.
The best evidence of reputation is one's whole life.

See: Fallen From Grace

Everything 2 (E2) calls the net + and - votes on a writeup to be reputation. See also: rep, XP, Voting/Experience System

Rep`u*ta"tion (-t?"sh?n), n. [F. r'eputation, L. reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See Repute, v. t.]

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.]

Chaucer.

[/Christ] made himself of no reputation. Phil. ii. 7.

Syn. -- Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame. See the Note under Character.

 

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