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purportedly

[ per-pawr-tid-lee ]
/ pərˈpɔr tɪd li /
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according to what is or has been claimed, reputed, or asserted; allegedly: The upcoming version of the tablet will purportedly feature a brand new processor, but no other details are yet known.The defendant has not listed the brokers and valuation professionals with whom he purportedly consulted, nor has he told us the questions that he purportedly asked them.

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