KJV Dictionary Definition: reputable


REP'UTABLE, a. from repute.

1. Being in good repute; held in esteem; as a reputable man or character; reputable conduct. It expresses less than respectable and honorable, denoting the good opinion of men, without distinction or great qualities.

2. Consistent with reputation; not mean or disgraceful. It is evidence of extreme depravity that vice is in any case reputable.

In the article of danger, it is as reputable to elude an enemy as to defeat one.


REP'UTABLENESS, n. The quality of being reputable.


REP'UTABLY, adv. With reputation; without disgrace or discredit; as, to fill an office reputably.


REPUTA'TION, n. L. reputatio.

1. Good name; the credit, honor or character which is derived from a favorable public opinion or esteem. Reputation is a valuable species of property or right, which should never be violated. With the loss of reputation, a man and especially a woman, loses most of the enjoyments of life.

The best evidence of reputation is a man's whole life.

2. Character by report; in a good or bad sense; as, a man has the reputation of being rich or poor, or of being a thief.


REPU'TE, v.t. L. reputo; re and puto, to think.

To think; to account; to hold; to reckon.

The king was reputed a prince most prudent.

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight. Job. 18.


1. Reputation; good character; the credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; as men of repute.

2. Character; in a bad sense; as a man held in bad repute.

3. Established opinion; as upheld by old repute.


REPU'TED, pp. Reckoned; accounted.


REPU'TING, ppr. Thinking; reckoning; accounting.