reputedly

[ ri-pyoo-tid-lee ]
/ rɪˈpyu tɪd li /

adverb

according to reputation or popular belief: a reputedly honest man.

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Origin of reputedly

First recorded in 1680–90; reputed + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for reputedly

reputedly
/ (rɪˈpjuːtɪdlɪ) /

adverb

according to general belief or suppositionthe reputedly excellent food
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