Definitions for putativeˈpyu tə tɪv

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  1. putative(a)(adj)

    purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds

    "the foundling's putative father"; "the putative author of the book"

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  1. putative(Adjective)

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

  2. Origin: First attested 1432, from putatif, from putativus, from putatus, from puto.

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  1. Putative(adj)

    commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child

  2. Origin: [L. putativus, fr. putare, putatum, to reckon, suppose, adjust, prune, cleanse. See Pure, and cf. Amputate, Compute, Dispute, Impute.]


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