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 Dictionary entry overview: What does putative mean? 

PUTATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PUTATIVE has 1 sense:

1. commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds

  Familiarity information: PUTATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUTATIVE (adjective)

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Commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds


purported; putative; reputed; supposed

Context examples:

the foundling's putative father / the reputed (or purported) author of the book / the supposed date of birth


acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)

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