Meaning of “purport” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “purport” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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purportverb [ + to infinitive ]

us /pərˈpɔrt/ fml

to claim that something is true, but without proof:

The story purports to explain the origin of the game of chess.

(Definition of “purport” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)