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    #1

    owners vs. holders vs. possessors

    Hello everyone

    Companies or businessmen have a business reputation.

    But how do native speakers say: owners of a business reputation, holders of a business reputation or possessors of a business reputation, meaning people/organizations who have a business reputation?

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    #2

    Re: owners vs. holders vs. possessors

    Reputation is something which is earned over a period of time and perceived by others.
    We don't normally say a company owns/holds/possesses reputation.
    We just say a company has good reputation.

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    #3

    Re: owners vs. holders vs. possessors

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Reputation is something which is earned over a period of time and perceived by others.
    We don't normally say a company owns/holds/possesses reputation.
    We just say a company has good reputation.

    not at teacher
    Thank you very much, tedtmc.

    The difficulty for me is as follows: This phrase (obwners/holders/possessors of a business reputation) is part of a text I'm translating. Here is this fragment:

    The legislation does not limit honor and dignity to the personal rights of a natural person or business reputation to the right of a legal entity and owners/holders/possesssors of a business reputation are not defined, which in practice leads to abuses on the part of officials of state agencies with respect to mass media.

    And here is an example of what the passage above implies (a fragment from the Code):

    The citizen or the legal entity shall have the right to claim through the court that the information, discrediting his or its honor, dignity or business reputation be refuted, unless the person who has spread such information proves its correspondence to reality.

    So I don't know how to rephrase "owners/holders/possesssors of a business reputation are not defined" without using one of these words (owner, holder or possessor).


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    #4

    Re: owners vs. holders vs. possessors

    How about "he legislation does not limit honor and dignity to the personal rights of a natural person or business reputation to the right of a legal entity and those who have such a reputation are not defined, which in practice leads to abuses on the part of officials of state agencies with respect to mass media.

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    #5

    Re: owners vs. holders vs. possessors

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    How about "he legislation does not limit honor and dignity to the personal rights of a natural person or business reputation to the right of a legal entity and those who have such a reputation are not defined, which in practice leads to abuses on the part of officials of state agencies with respect to mass media.
    I think this is what I need. Thank you very much, Anglika.

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