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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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I rehearsed putative parts in hypothetical conversations.
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One such, for horses running on the Flat, might be to restrict the awarding of marks to horses who had finished no more than 15 lengths behind the winner of a maiden race, seller, claimer or conditions event on at least three occasions and/or had run to a putative mark of at least 55 on at least three occasions.
A restaurant chain could be enjoined from communicating with current and former employees about resolving their claims under a putative class action alleging minimum wage and tip-pooling violations, a Superior Court judge in the Business Litigation Session has ruled.
The risk of putative burn-in is of particular concern to TV customers in the premium segment.
Hard on the heels of that announcement came a putative class action complaint.
As the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) strives to form government, party chief Imran Khans spokesperson Naeemul Haque on Saturday said the putative prime minister would prefer a public oath-taking ceremony.
Due to this divergence, the two "populations" were considered two putative species and analyzed as such from this point forward.
The Supreme Court granted a petition for discretionary review.<br />Lock, box, and too little evidence<br />Under state law, a putative father's consent is needed for adoption only if he has, among other things, provided reasonable support for the mother or child, consistent with his means.