putative [ pyoo-tuh-tiv ]
1. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.
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presumptive, supposed, reputed, presumed, accepted, alleged, assumed, conjectural, hypothetical, imputed, reported, suppositional, suppositious
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Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin putātīvus reputed, equivalent to putāt(us) (past participle of putāre to think, consider, reckon, originally to clean, prune) + -īvus-ive
HOW TO USE PUTATIVE IN A SENTENCE
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
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