Definition of reputative in English:

reputative

adjective

rare
  • Generally considered or reputed to be.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Constables, having received a warrant from the Justice to apprehend the reputative father, shall willingly or negligently suffer him to escape.’
    • ‘The first signal from our reputative prime minister is that, for him, union reforms laws are in place and ready to bite.’
    • ‘A joint occupation for five or six years is sufficient for to make reputative appurtenances.’
    supposed, putative
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin reputativus, from Latin reputare ‘think over’.

Pronunciation

reputative

/rəˈpjuːtətɪv/