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Commonly accepted or supposed.

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  • Here a contemporary and putative correspondent of Columbus takes the spherical earth for granted.
  • The foundling's putative father
  • I think the major problem with Europe today is a lack of democracy, even in putative democratic countries.
  • A marriage of this latter kind is called a putative marriage.
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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