- Generally considered or reputed to be.More example sentences
- Constables, having received a warrant from the Justice to apprehend the reputative father, shall willingly or negligently suffer him to escape.
- Remission of sin is not the mere cold reputative or forensic remission of a legal bond or debt.
- Nor is he such a physician, as to perform, but a supposed, or reputative cure.
mid 17th century: from medieval Latin reputativus, from Latin reputare 'think over'.