Purporting
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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