Definition of putative
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OTHER WORDS FROM putativepu·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·pu·ta·tive, adjectiveun·pu·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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The putative end of the Reign of Terror came on July 28, 1794, when Maximilien Robespierre, the most prominent member of the Committee of Public Safety, and his closest colleagues were executed.The French Revolution offers a critical lesson as the U.S. returns to normal|Christine Adams|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
If two condensates interfere in just the right way, the group predicted, experimentalists should be able to capture direct images of bubbles forming in the condensate—ones that act similarly to the putative bubbles of the multiverse.How Universes Might Bubble Up and Collide - Facts So Romantic|Charlie Wood|January 28, 2021|Nautilus
If two condensates interfere in just the right way, the group predicted, experimentalists should be able to capture direct images of bubbles forming in the condensate — ones that act similarly to the putative bubbles of the multiverse.Physicists Study How Universes Might Bubble Up and Collide|Charlie Wood|January 25, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Virginia’s putative leader at the Constitutional Convention, Washington’s first attorney general and second secretary of state, Edmund Randolph, suffers a fall from grace he probably doesn’t deserve.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
The “putative crisis” resembled a construction of its author.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Milk as a cause of or worsener of autism will have to join the long list of other putative causes.
Ever heard that statistic that 10% of kids are not actually descended from the putative father?
Michael Bloomberg, a putative Republican, noted that the general public thinks the GOP is “meshugenah” over gun control.Obama Brinksmanship Puts GOP in Tough Spot on Debt Ceiling|Daniel Gross|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mitt Romney has been the putative nominee for a month now, ever since his Wisconsin win (if not before).Michael Tomasky: The GOP’s Impending Electoral College Meltdown|Michael Tomasky|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Commissioners strongly recommended the exemption of the putative father from any legal obligation to reimburse the parish.
The putative father may be asked to make his payments in such a way as to facilitate the recovery of the loan from the mother.
Mars, though not so frequently adopted by human females as a lover, had many children of whom he was the putative father.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
"I wish I never had to do any sums that made more than three," is the putative horse's comment.
She is yearning for the great event; not for a promised land of jerks and spasms for herself, but for her putative offspring.