Purported
Purport Pur"port, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purporting}.] [OF. purporter, pourporter. See {Purport}, n.] To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive. [1913 Webster]

They in most grave and solemn wise unfolded Matter which little purported. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]


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  • purported — I adjective alleged, assumed, avowedly, claimed, in name only, ostensible, pretended, pretexed, professed, reported, specious, so called II index ostensible, putative, specious Burton s Legal Thesau …   Law dictionary

  • purported — *supposed, supposititious, suppositious, reputed, putative, conjectural, hypothetical …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • purported — adj. (cannot stand alone) purported to + inf. (they are purported to be wealthy) * * * (cannot stand alone) purported to + inf. (they are purported to be wealthy) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • purported — adjective Date: 1836 reputed, alleged < took gullible tourists to purported ancient sites > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purported — purportedly, adv. /peuhr pawr tid, pohr /, adj. reputed or claimed; alleged: We saw no evidence of his purported wealth. [1890 95; PURPORT + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • purported — pur|port|ed [ pər pɔrtəd ] adjective only before noun FORMAL said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true: The judges will now study this purported new evidence. ╾ pur|port|ed|ly adverb: a letter purportedly written… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • purported — UK [pə(r)ˈpɔː(r)tɪd] / US [pərˈpɔrtəd] adjective [only before noun] formal said by some people to be real or true, but not proved to be real or true The judges will now study this purported new evidence. Derived word: purportedly adverb a letter… …   English dictionary

  • purported — pur•port•ed [[t]pərˈpɔr tɪd, ˈpoʊr [/t]] adj. cvb reputed or claimed; alleged: no evidence of their purported wealth[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95 pur•port′ed•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • purported — /pəˈpɔtəd/ (say puh pawtuhd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of purport. –adjective 2. alleged to be so; claimed: the purported merger caused anxiety. –purportedly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • purported — purport ► VERB ▪ appear to be or do, especially falsely. ► NOUN 1) the meaning of something. 2) the purpose of something. DERIVATIVES purported adjective purportedly adverb. ORIGIN Latin proportare …   English terms dictionary

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