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pur•port



Pronunciation: (
v.pur-pôrt', -pōrt', pûr'pôrt, -pōrt;
n.pûr'pôrt, -pōrt),
[key]
v.t.
1. to present, esp. deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely: a document purporting to be official.
2. to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply.

n.
1. the meaning, import, or sense: the main purport of your letter.
2. purpose; intention; object: the main purport of their visit to France.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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