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. r├ęputer, 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
A prince most prudent.