purportedly
adverb Date: 1942 it is purported ; ostensibly, allegedly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • purportedly — allegedly, 1949, from pp. of PURPORT (Cf. purport) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • purportedly — [[t]pə(r)pɔ͟ː(r)tɪdli[/t]] ADV: ADV with v, ADV cl/group If you say that something has purportedly been done, you mean that you think that it has been done but you cannot be sure. [FORMAL] He was given a letter purportedly signed by the Prime… …   English dictionary

  • purportedly — 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

  • purportedly — See purported. * * * …   Universalium

  • purportedly — adverb /pə(ɹ)ˈpɔː(ɹ).təd.li/ supposedly, putatively or reputedly …   Wiktionary

  • purportedly — adj. allegedly, professedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • purportedly — pur·port·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • purportedly — See: purported …   English dictionary

  • purportedly — adverb believed or reputed to be the case (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑supposedly …   Useful english 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

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