Definition of Supposititious

1. Adjective. Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence. "Hypothetical situation"




Definition of Supposititious

1. a. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing.

Definition of Supposititious

1. Adjective. Spurious; substituted for the genuine, counterfeit. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Imaginary; fictitious, pretended to exist. ¹

3. Adjective. Supposed or hypothetical. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supposititious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supposititious

supposedly
supposer
supposers
supposes
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supposeth
supposing
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supposition theory
suppositional
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suppositiousness
supposititious (current term)
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supposively
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supposure
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suppressed
suppresser

Literary usage of Supposititious

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1. A Treatise Concerning the Right Use of the Fathers in the Decision of by Jean Daillé (1856)
"supposititious WRITINGS to these men) to come to Jhe certain knowledge of the opinion of the ancients concerning the greatest part of the tenets of the ..."

2. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1856)
"supposititious CHILDREN —RELATION OF THE SUBJECT TO FEIGNED DELIVERY AND LEGITIMACY. Disputed paternity.—It has been stated that the law does not pretend to ..."

3. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1861)
"The claim was disputed, on the ground that the appellant and his deceased brother were supposititious children. Evidence for and against the legitimacy of ..."

4. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1821)
"846, from a MS. on parchment, in a hand of the time, is supposititious. Truth .can only be established on the ruins of falsehood. ..."

5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"The claim was disputed, on the ground that the appellant and his deceased brother were supposititious children. Evidence for and against the legitimacy of ..."

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