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
Origin: [L. putativus, fr. putare, putatum, to reckon, suppose, adjust, prune, cleanse. See Pure, and cf. Amputate, Compute, Dispute, Impute.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pū′tā-tiv, adj. supposed: reputed: commonly supposed to be.—n. Putā′tion, act of considering, estimation.—Putative marriage, a marriage prohibited by canon law, but entered into in good faith by at least one of the parties. [Fr.,—L. putativus—putāre, -ātum, to suppose.]
The numerical value of putative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of putative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The report is merely a compilation of putative ‘tiger numbers for large areas’ put out by officials of various countries.
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- putatiuCatalan, Valencian
- domnělý, putativníCzech
- vermeintlich, mutmaßlichGerman
- φερόμενος (ως)Greek
- supuesto, presunto, putativoSpanish
- oletatav, arvatavEstonian
- قلمداد شدهPersian
- putatif, présuméFrench
- наводен, претпоставенMacedonian
- vermeend, vermoedelijk, zogenaamdDutch
- antatt, formodet, formentligNorwegian
- вероятный, предположительный, мнимыйRussian
- vjerojatan, navodan, pretpostavljenSerbo-Croatian
- förmodad, förmentSwedish
- farz edilen, varsayılanTurkish
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