Purported



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

adjective
1.
reputed or claimed; alleged:
We saw no evidence of his purported wealth.
[verb per-pawrt, -pohrt, pur-pawrt, -pohrt; noun pur-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb pərˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt; noun ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely:
a document purporting to be official.
2.
to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply.
noun
3.
the meaning, import, or sense:
the main purport of your letter.
4.
purpose; intention; object:
the main purport of their visit to France.
/pɜːˈpɔːtɪd/
adjective
1.
alleged; supposed; rumoured: a purported two million dollar deal
verb (transitive) (pɜːˈpɔːt)
1.
to claim (to be a certain thing, etc) by manner or appearance, esp falsely
2.
(esp of speech or writing) to signify or imply
noun (ˈpɜːpɔːt)
3.
meaning; significance
4.
purpose; object; intention
n.

early 15c., from Anglo-French purport (late 13c.), Old French porport “contents, tenor,” back-formation from purporter “to contain, convey, carry,” from pur- (from Latin pro- “forth;” see pur-) + Old French porter “to carry,” from Latin portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)).
v.

early 15c., “indicate, express, set forth,” from the noun in English and from Anglo-French purporter (c.1300), from Old French purporter (see purport (n.)). Related: Purported; purporting.

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