1550s, from repute (v.).
late 14c., from Middle French reputer (late 13c.) or directly from Latin reputare "to count over, reckon; think over," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + putare "to judge, suppose, believe, suspect," originally "to clean, trim, prune" (from PIE root *pau- (2) "to cut, strike, stamp"). Related: Reputed; reputing.
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