Reputation Law and Legal Definition

Reputation literally means the commonly held opinion of a person's character, of a group of people or about an organization. It is the esteem in which a person is held by others. Reputation plays an important role in the field of education, business and social status. Reputation goes together with the identity of a person. Reputation can be either ubiquitous or spontaneous. It is the efficient mechanism of social control in natural societies. Evidence of reputation can be introduced as proof of character whenever character evidence is admissible.