supposititious


sup·pos·i·ti·tious

adjective \sə-ˌpä-zə-ˈti-shəs\

Definition of SUPPOSITITIOUS

1
a :  fraudulently substituted :  spurious
b of a child
(1) :  falsely presented as a genuine heir (2) :  illegitimate
2
[influenced in meaning by supposition]
a :  imaginary
b :  of the nature of or based on a supposition :  hypothetical
sup·pos·i·ti·tious·ly adverb

Examples of SUPPOSITITIOUS

  1. <entered the world as the supposititious son of a housemaid>

Origin of SUPPOSITITIOUS

Latin suppositicius, from suppositus, past participle of supponere to substitute
First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with SUPPOSITITIOUS

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