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

pur·port′ed·ly adv.
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alleged; supposed; rumoured: a purported two million dollar deal.
purˈportedly adv
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(pərˈpɔr tɪd, -ˈpoʊr-)

reputed or claimed; alleged: no evidence of their purported wealth.
pur•port′ed•ly, adv.
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[pərˈpɔːrtɪd] adj [benefit, reason] → prétendu(e) before n
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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.
Summary: Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): After a purported video of a girl being thrashed and paraded went viral on social media, the district police have taken cognizance of the issue and have started looking for the victim.
But delivering judgment yesterday, the tribunal in a unanimous decision held that the petition which was based on a purported referendum held on February 16, 2019, was outside the jurisdiction of the tribunal, whose duty is to determine whether a person was validly elected into the office of the president of Nigeria or not.
The Department of Home Affairs and National Security said it had become aware of the situation where ' a group of persons is allegedly visiting various domiciles, where they would present documents bearing the purported letterhead of the Department of Home Affairs and National Security.
LAHORE -- The PML-Q has termed the purported video of the accountability judge a flop show of the PML-N, aimed at maligning the judiciary.
Miatu accused Murathe of "doublespeak", saying he attacks people purported to engage in early 2022 politics, yet he is doing the same in church.
Zamir Khan sold Jack Daniels whiskey from the Redcar Central Hotel at a lesser quantity than what was purported to be.
Evasco's wife and three children wrote a letter to NBI Director Dante Gierran to ask the bureau to look into a purported assassination plot against Evasco, who stepped down from the Duterte Cabinet to run for a government position in Bohol.
Court documents allege ALA and its subsidiaries sold what was purported to be workers' comp coverage that, in actuality, may offer no coverage.
(TAP) - Bangladesh commandoes shot and killed a purported hijacker who had tried to enter the cockpit of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Sunday, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, airline and aviation authority officials said.
The group has thus warned persons to desist from dealing with Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, who was purported to have been appointed as the Reagent of the town.
The Purported Research Report was apparently generated by an Eastern European firm apparently formed in 2017 and called Andri Capital.