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pu·ta·tive

 (pyo͞o′tə-tĭv)
adj.
Generally regarded as such; supposed: a foundling's putative parents.

[Middle English, from Old French putatif, from Late Latin putātīvus, from Latin putāre, to prune, think; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pu′ta·tive·ly adv.

putative

(ˈpjuːtətɪv)
adj
1. (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father.
2. (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred
3. (Grammar) grammar denoting a mood of the verb in some languages used when the speaker does not have direct evidence of what he is asserting, but has inferred it on the basis of something else
[C15: from Late Latin putātīvus supposed, from Latin putāre to consider]
ˈputatively adv

pu•ta•tive

(ˈpyu tə tɪv)

adj.
commonly regarded as such; reputed.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin putātīvus reputed =putāt(us), past participle of putāre to think, consider, reckon]
pu′ta•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.putative - purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds; "the foundling's putative father"; "the putative author of the book"
acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"

putative

adjective (Formal) supposed, reported, assumed, alleged, presumed, reputed, imputed, presumptive, commonly believed the putative father of the child

putative

adjective
Assumed to be such:
Translations

putative

[ˈpjuːtətɪv] ADJsupuesto; [relation] → putativo

putative

[ˈpjuːtətɪv] (formal) adjputatif/iveput-down [ˈpʊtdaʊn] nhumiliation fput-on [ˌpʊtˈɒn] adj (= feigned) → affecté(e)put out adj (= annoyed) → contrarié(e)

putative

adj (form)vermutlich; father, culpritmutmaßlich

putative

[ˈpjuːtətɪv] adj (frm) the putative fatheril padre putativo
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s poorest neighborhoods, never made it to its putative destination.
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This region encodes a putative two-component regulatory system, VncR, and VncS, that senses and processes signals from the outside to cause changes in gene expression.
Many of these are of a scale and determinism at odds with the putative new form of democracy, and so fail to deal convincingly with the central issues of identity raised by the book.
Among the most significant of these limitations in the context of state and local taxation is the prerequisite that there be certain connections between the taxing jurisdiction and both the putative taxpayer and the activities the state is seeking to tax.
The greatest interpretative problem Friedman faces is that we have little information on the number of pamphlet copies printed, and we don't know who bought them, nor what such putative readers made of them.
He proposes a dialectical account in which whiteness took shape partly as a way of accommodating Irish immigrants into the party's electoral coalition, a putative attribute that expressed commonality with nativist Jacksonians.
Shell never investigates the place of violence within the family, or the ways in which slaves may not have been the credulous consumers of the master's putative hegemonic discourses.