Definitions for putativeˈpyu tə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pu•ta•tiveˈpyu tə tɪv(adj.)

  1. commonly regarded as such; reputed.

Origin of putative:

1400–50; late ME < LL putātīvus reputed =putāt(us), ptp. of putāre to think, consider, reckon


Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Putative(adj)

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


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