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To convey, imply, or profess; to have an appearance or effect.

The purport of an instrument generally refers to its facial appearance or import, as distinguished from the tenor of an instrument, which means an exact copy or duplicate.

PURPORT, pleading. This word means the substance of a writing, as it appears on the face of it, to the eye that reads it; it differs from tenor. (q.v.), 2 Russ. on Cr. 365; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 235; 1 East, R. 179, and the cases in the notes.

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'This tribunal is not persuaded to invoke its powers to grant any of the reliefs sought by the petitioners because it has no jurisdiction to do so and on the fact that the petition is predicated on a purported February 16 referendum and not the election of February 23 that has the force of power.
The purported hijacking happened after it had taken off from Dhaka.
Mr Okley said the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has also frowned upon the purported appointment of Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo as unlawful and being contrary to Article 276 (1) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and Section 57 (3) of the Chieftaincy Act 759 of 2008.
Sarawak PKR election coordinator Desmond Kho told Malay Mail that police reports had been lodged on the purported hack of its e-voting tablets in Julau, including a police report claiming that the allegations are false.
The firm added that it believes "that Air Industries' purported termination of the Agreement is itself a material breach of the agreement."
'Margarita Huang also known as Irma Pascual is a key suspect in a celebrated case of syndicated estafa that allegedly defrauded hundreds of millions from unsuspecting investors in a Ponzi scheme involving a purported lending business,' Albayalde said.
He said although the conference is a little too late they have got together and decided 'not to fan the flames, but to douse the fires of ethnic hatred' which is purported by very few people on either side.
TAR Holdings, an entity for which Karen Singer serves as the sole member, has indicated in its purported notice of nomination that it is seeking to nominate the following three candidates to Alaska Communications' board of directors: Steven G.
In its latest rebuttal, Key Tronic outlined familiar issues with Cemtrex's proposal, including a lack of direct communication detailing the "purported" offer, and no formal exchange offer for common stock, which would require additional SEC filings.
For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear -- literally.
Rainsy, who is currently in self-exile in France, posted the purported leaked message - allegedly from Prime Minister Hun Sen to another official - on his Facebook page.
NNA - The Islamic State group claimed Wednesday to have beheaded a Croatian hostage abducted in Egypt, posting a purported picture of the victim's body on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts.