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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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The NBA then called on the Federal Government to avert the looming constitutional crisis precipitated by its ill-advised action and demanded the reversal of the purported suspension of Justice Walter.
According to Sinar Harian, the message circulating online purports that federal police have ordered a curfew beginning 9pm today until tomorrow morning as authorities are anticipating further unrest over the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25.
'We are concerned that the notice purports to enable transfer of property online,' LSK president Allen Gichui said.
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy posted a series of alleged government leaks to Facebook over the weekend, one of which purports to be a communication demanding his arrest - and the destruction of any 'forces' opposing it - should he return to Cambodia.
Summary: A Shiite militia has denied any connection to a viral video that purports to show its fighters committing a wartime atrocity in Iraq.
The September issue purports The September issue purports to have signed up the First Minister to answer readers' problems.
It purports to turn its pupils into elite 21st-century Mary Poppins-esque nannies, below.
Summary: Video has been uploaded online that purports to show a Syrian government tank being destroyed by a rebel armoured vehicle.
After initially approaching a business seeking funding, the fraudulent scheme seeks submission of a funding proposal from the business, which it then purports to review and approve.
Residents with elderly neighbours are urged to make them aware and impress upon them that they should NOT under any circumstances, admit anyone into their homes who purports to be from a water company.
The CANS purports to measure both the youth's risk and protective factors, but its validity is largely un-researched.