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Definition of purportedly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

purportedly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//pəˈpɔːtɪdli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈpɔːrtɪdli//
 
(formal)
 
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used to say that something has been stated to have happened or to be true, but this might not be the case a letter purportedly written by Mozart