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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Purport \Pur"port\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purported; p. pr. & vb. n. Purporting.] [OF. purporter, pourporter. See Purport, n.] To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive. [1913 Webster] They in most grave and solemn wise unfolded Matter which little purported. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]