- (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father
- (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred
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pu•ta•tive /ˈpyutətɪv/USA pronunciation adj. commonly thought of as such:a putative mobster.See -pute-.
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putative /ˈpjuːtətɪv/ adj
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