[ adjective ] commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds


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

Used in print

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

Those who , because of population mobility and the reputed desire of employers to train their own employees , would limit vocational education to general rather_than specific skills ought_to bear_in_mind the importance of motivation in any kind of school experience .

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