- fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine.
Origin of supposititious
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Examples from the Web for supposititious
He might put the supposititious case of a friend, and ask what the friend ought to do.One Day's Courtship
Argument is at an end when supposititious miracle is introduced.The Testimony of the Rocks
What if the Zohar should prove not to be genuine, but only a supposititious work?History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
Chambers's Encyclopdia rejects the work also as supposititious.
The first gun was that popular device, a supposititious question.We Can't Have Everything
- substituted with intent to mislead or deceive
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