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Meaning of purport

pur•port

Pronunciation: (v.pur-pôrt', -pōrt', pûr'pôrt, -pōrtn.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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