- (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father
- (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pu•ta•tive /ˈpyutətɪv/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
commonly thought of as such:a putative mobster.
pu•ta•tive (pyo̅o̅′tə tiv),
commonly regarded as such;
supposed:the putative boss of the mob.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
putative /ˈpjuːtətɪv/ adj
'putative' also found in these entries:
Forum discussions with the word(s) "putative" in the title:
Look up "putative" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "putative" at dictionary.com