half professed

professed

[pruh-fest]
adjective
1.
avowed; acknowledged.
2.
professing to be qualified; professional, rather than amateur.
3.
having taken the vows of, or been received into, a religious order.
4.
alleged; pretended.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English (in religious sense) < Medieval Latin profess(us) (special use of Latin professus, past participle of profitērī to declare publicly, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -fet-, combining form of fatērī to acknowledge + -tus past participle suffix, with tt > ss) + -ed2

half-professed, adjective
nonprofessed, adjective
self-professed, adjective
unprofessed, adjective
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professed (prəˈfɛst)
 
adj
1.  avowed or acknowledged
2.  alleged or pretended
3.  professing to be qualified as: a professed philosopher
4.  having taken vows of a religious order
 
professedly
 
adv

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professed
"openly declared," 1560s, pp. adj. from profess.
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