Complete Definition of "putative"

English

Etymology
First attested w:1432|1432, from Modern French putatif, from Latin putativus supposed, purported, from putatus, from puto|putÄre to think.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Commonly believed or deemed to be the case; accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof.

#: She was the putative leader of the rebellion.
#: Few things could be more putative than the rights you claim to have.

Synonyms
purported
reputed
supposed

Translations
Estonian: arvatav, oletatav
Dutch: zogenaamd
Finnish: luultu, putatiivinen, oletettu
Russian: пÑедположиÑелÑнÑй, веÑоÑÑнÑй, мнимÑй

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