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Purport

Pur´port
n.1.
1.Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.
The whole scope and purport of that dialogue. Norris.
With a look so piteous in purport
As if he had been loosed out of hell.
- Shak.
2.Disguise; covering.
For she her sex under that strange purport
Did use to hide.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; - often with an object clause or infinitive.
[imp. & p. p. Purported; p. pr. & vb. n. Purporting.]
They in most grave and solemn wise unfolded
Matter which little purported.
- Rowe.
Noun1.purport - the intended meaning of a communication
Synonyms: intent, spirit
2.purport - general meaning or tenor; "caught the drift of the conversation"
Synonyms: drift
Verb1.purport - have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
2.purport - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
Synonyms: purpose, aim, propose

PURPORT, pleading. This word means the substance of a writing, as it appears on the face of it, to the eye that reads it; it differs from tenor. (q.v.), 2 Russ. on Cr. 365; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 235; 1 East, R. 179, and the cases in the notes.

academic, affective meaning, aim, aim at, allege, aspire after, aspire to, avow, be after, bearing, burden, claim, coloring, connotation, consequence, core, denotation, design, desire, destine, determine, drive at, effect, essence, extension, force, gist, go for, grammatical meaning, harbor a design, have every intention, idea, impact, implication, intend, intendment, intension, lexical meaning, literal meaning, matter, mean, meat, message, ostensible, overtone, pertinence, pith, plan, point, postulated, practical consequence, presupposed, pretend, pretended, pretext, profess, professed, project, propose, protest too much, purported, purpose, range of meaning, real meaning, reference, referent, relation, relevance, reputed, resolve, rumored, scope, semantic cluster, semantic field, significancy, signification, significatum, signifie, so-called, span of meaning, speculative, spirit, structural meaning, substance, sum, sum and substance, supposed, suppositional, suppositive, suspected, symbolic meaning, tenor, theoretical, think, thrust, totality of associations, transferred meaning, unadorned meaning, understanding, undertone, upshot, value
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