Dictionary Definition: Putative

“‘Putative’


adjective
commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin putātīvus reputed, equivalent to putāt ( us ) (past participle of putāre to think, consider, reckon, orig. to clean, prune) + -īvus -ive"

Source: Dictionary.com

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