Definitions for putativeˈpyu tə tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pu•ta•tiveˈpyu tə tɪv(adj.)
commonly regarded as such; reputed.
Origin of putative:
1400–50; late ME < LL putātīvus reputed =putāt(us), ptp. of putāre to think, consider, reckon
purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
"the foundling's putative father"; "the putative author of the book"
Commonly believed or deemed to be the case; accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof.
Origin: First attested 1432, from putatif, from putativus, from putatus, from puto.
commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child
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