Purport

Definition of 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.

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