The “putative crisis” resembled a construction of its author.
Then there was his putative father, Orson Welles, whom everyone knew had an affair with Fitzgerald.
Michael Bloomberg, a putative Republican, noted that the general public thinks the GOP is “meshugenah” over gun control.
He argues quietly that the supposed solution would be worse than the putative cure.
Milk as a cause of or worsener of autism will have to join the long list of other putative causes.
He had regarded his putative descent without prejudice; he was sorry that Winona should find scandal in it.
"I am sure I do not know," I murmured, as I fumbled the portrait of my putative uncle.
A boy of nine or ten may thus be the putative father of a child of two or three.
Laura's putative father, Orsino Orsini, was present at the ceremony.
Mars, though not so frequently adopted by human females as a lover, had many children of whom he was the putative father.
early 15c., from Middle French putatif, from Late Latin putativus "supposed," from Latin putat-, past participle stem of putare "to judge, suppose, believe, suspect," originally "to clean, trim, prune" (see pave). At first especially in putative marriage, one which, though legally invalid, was contracted in good faith by at least one party. Related: Putatively.