- reported or supposed to be such: the reputed author of a book.
Origin of reputed
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- (prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or allegedhe is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems
Word Origin and History for wellreputed
1540s, "held in repute," past participle adjective from repute (v.). Meaning "supposed to be" is from 1570s. Related: Reputedly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper