What does putative mean?

Definitions for putativeˈpyu tə tɪv

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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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Putative

    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. putativusputāre, -ātum, to suppose.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of putative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of putative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ullas Karanth:

    The report is merely a compilation of putative ‘tiger numbers for large areas’ put out by officials of various countries.

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