Supposititious Sup*pos`i*ti"tious, a. [L. suppositicus. See {Supposition}.] 1. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Suppositional; hypothetical. [R.] --Woodward. [1913 Webster] -- {Sup*pos`i*ti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Sup*pos`i*ti"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • supposititiously — adverb see supposititious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supposititiously — See supposititious. * * * …   Universalium

  • supposititiously — sup·pos·i·ti·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • supposititiously — adverb see supposititious * * * suppositiˈtiously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑supposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • supposititious — supposititiously, adv. supposititiousness, n. /seuh poz i tish euhs/, adj. 1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine. 2. hypothetical. [1605 15; < L suppositicius, equiv. to supposit(us) (ptp. of supponere; see SUPPOSITION)… …   Universalium

  • supposititious — adjective Etymology: Latin suppositicius, from suppositus, past participle of supponere to substitute Date: 1610 1. a. fraudulently substituted ; spurious b. of a child (1) falsely presented as a genuine heir (2) illegitimate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supposititiousness — See supposititiously. * * * …   Universalium

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