Definitions for: Putative

Webster (1913) Definition: Pu"ta*tive, a. [L. putativus, fr. putare, putatum, to
reckon, suppose, adjust, prune, cleanse. See Pure, and cf.
Amputate, Compute, Dispute, Impute.]
Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the
putative father of a child. ``His other putative (I dare not
say feigned) friends.'' --E. Hall.

Thus things indifferent, being esteemed useful or
pious, became customary, and then came for reverence
into a putative and usurped authority. --Jer. Taylor.

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