WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pu•ta•tive /ˈpyutətɪv/USA pronunciation adj. 

    commonly thought of as such:a putative mobster.
See -pute-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

putative /ˈpjuːtətɪv/ adj
  1. (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father
  2. (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred
Etymology: 15th Century: from Late Latin putātīvus supposed, from Latin putāre to consider

ˈputatively adv

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