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professed (adj.)

"openly declared, self-acknowledged," 1560s, past-participle adjective from profess. It was used earlier in a more specific sense of "having taken vows of a religious order" (late 14c.). Related: Professedly.

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Definitions of professed from WordNet

professed (adj.)
claimed with intent to deceive;
his professed intentions
professed (adj.)
openly declared as such;
McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist
her professed love of everything about that country
Synonyms: avowed
professed (adj.)
professing to be qualified;
a professed philosopher
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