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 2. [influenced in meaning by supposition] a. imaginary b. of the nature of or based on a supposition ; hypotheticalsupposititiously adverb

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supposititious — index presumptive, unfounded, unsupported Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supposititious — supposititious, suppositious *supposed, reputed, putative, purported, conjectural, hypothetical Analogous words: pretended, simulated, feigned, shammed, counterfeited or counterfeit (see ASSUME): questionable, dubious, *doubtful: factitious,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • supposititious — [sə päz΄ə tish′əs] adj. [L suppositicius < suppositus: see SUPPOSITION] 1. substituted with intent to deceive or defraud; spurious; counterfeit 2. suppositional; hypothetical supposititiously adv …   English World dictionary

  • supposititious — adjective /səpɒzɪˈtɪʃəs/ a) Spurious; substituted for the genuine, counterfeit. His good sense had pointed out to him the artifices of the monks, and the gross absurdity of their miracles, wonders, and supposititious reliques. b) Supposed or… …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, accounted as, affected, airy, alleged, apocryphal, apparent, apparitional, artificial, assumed, assumptive, autistic, baseborn, bastard, bogus, brummagem, chimeric, chimerical, colorable, colored …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supposititious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative: bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, fraudulent, phony, sham, spurious, suppositious. See TRUE. 2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:… …   English dictionary for students

  • supposititious — sup·pos·i·ti·tious || sə‚pÉ‘zɪ tɪʃəs / pÉ’z adj. false, counterfeit, not genuine; supposed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supposititious — [səˌpɒzɪ tɪʃəs] adjective substituted for the real thing; counterfeit. Derivatives supposititiously adverb supposititiousness noun Origin C17: from L. supposititius (from supponere to substitute ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

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