Legal Definition and Related Resources of Reputation

Meaning of Reputation

Good name, honor, credit . It is that which the public says about a person . In the context of admissability of evidence , the term means what a person is thought to be by others; what is generally believed about a person with respect to particular trait of character involved. See People v Paisley, 29 Cal.Rptr. 307, 214 C. A.2d225. The term is not strictly synonymous with character since character denotes what a person is whereas reputation is what one is thought to be. See Hassell v state , 92 So.2d 194, 229 Miss. 824.

Reputation Alternative Definition

The opinion generally entertained in a community regarding any matter. Thus, certain matters of pedigree may be proved by common repute. Most commonly used in the sense of personal reputation, the opinion entertained regarding a man in a community. “Reputation” is to be distinguished from “character” (q. v.) Character is what a person is; reputation is what he is supposed to be. Character is injured by temptations and wrongdoings; reputation, by slanders and libels. Abbott. See 26 N. Y. 203.

Synonyms of Reputation


  • acclaim
  • celebration
  • celebrity
  • consequence
  • credit
  • distinction
  • eminence
  • esteem
  • estimationfama
  • 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

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Reputation in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of reputation.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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