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Assumed to be such; supposed: the purported author of the story.

pur·port′ed·ly adv.


alleged; supposed; rumoured: a purported two million dollar deal.
purˈportedly adv


(pərˈpɔr tɪd, -ˈpoʊr-)

reputed or claimed; alleged: no evidence of their purported wealth.
pur•port′ed•ly, adv.


[pərˈpɔːrtɪd] adj [benefit, reason] → prétendu(e) before n
References in classic literature ?
A susceptible observer, at any rate, might have regarded it as affording very little evidence of the general benignity of soul whereof it purported to be the outward reflection.
This time, they purported the T- Bills had been drawn at Barclays Bank of Kenya.
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), the state's broadband and managed IT services provider, has confirmed that it has received a purported notice of nomination from TAR Holdings LLC regarding its intention to nominate three director candidates to Alaska Communications' six-member board of directors at Alaska Communications' 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the company said.
Vice President Leni Robredo questioned on Wednesday the purported evidence of poll fraud obtained by losing candidate Bongbong Marcos, wondering how he got hold of allegedly tampered ballots when the ballots had not yet been brought to Manila for a recount.
Despite Cemtrex's statements that this is an increase in value over its earlier purported offer, Key Tronic continues to have extremely serious concerns about the accuracy of its statements provided in its public disclosures regarding the purported offer and its motives, as well as the legitimacy of the purported offer.
For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear -- literally.
In March, a photograph purported to show a militiaman beheading a Sunni shepherd, while an earlier piece of video purported to show a teenager gunned down by paramilitaries.
Now, a dummy video of the purported smartphone has surfaced, and it surprisingly wears the looks of iPhone 5C.
and Karma Mohamed Tahsin Al-Khayat are charged with knowingly and wilfully interfering with the administration of justice by broadcasting and or publishing information on purported confidential witnesses.
The Iran Times web page, which was hacked by a purported Egyptian group two weeks ago, was repaired last week but immediately hacked again, this time by a purported Turkish nationalist group.
The video, published on a social website, also shows what is purported to be a pro-democracy rally in the Arnous district of Damascus.
The panel consisting Justices Sathya Hettige (President) and Upaly Abeyrathne issued this order operative until the final determination of the Writ applications challenging purported rejection of two nomination papers of ruling UPFA to Akmeemana and Moneragala and other one by Independent Group to Akuressa challenging non acceptance of its nomination paper.