purported

[ per-pawr-tid, -pohr- ]
/ pərˈpɔr tɪd, -ˈpoʊr- /

adjective

reputed or claimed; alleged: We saw no evidence of his purported wealth.

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Origin of purported

First recorded in 1890–95; purport + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM purported

pur·port·ed·ly, adverbun·pur·port·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for purportedly

purported
/ (pɜːˈpɔːtɪd) /

adjective

alleged; supposed; rumoureda purported two million dollar deal

Derived forms of purported

purportedly, adverb
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