Re*pute", n. 1.
Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad;
established opinion; public estimate.
He who regns
Monarch in heaven, till then as one secure
Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute.
2. Specifically: Good character or reputation;
credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to
disrepute. "Dead stocks, which have been of
repute." F. Beaumont.
Re*pute" (r?-p?t"), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Reputed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Reputing.] [F. réputer, L. reputare to
count over, think over; pref. re- re- + putare to count,
think. See Putative.] To hold in thought; to account; to
estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed
vile in your sight? Job xviii. 3.
The king your father was reputed for Shak.
A prince most prudent.