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PURPORT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Meaning; import; substantial meaning; substance. Tbe “purport” of an instrument means tbe substance of it as it appears on tbe face of the instrument, and is distinguished from “tenor,” which means an exact copy. See Dana v. State, 2 Ohio St. 93; State v. Sherwood, 90 Iowa, 550, 58 N. V. 911, 48 Am. St. Rep. 401; State v. Pullens. 81 Mo. 392; Com. v. Wright. 1 Cush. (Mass.) 65; State v. Page, 19 Mo. 213.


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