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Line breaks: re|pu¦ta¦tive
Pronunciation: /rəˈpjuːtətɪv

Definition of reputative in English:


Generally considered or reputed to be.
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'.

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