Definition of suppositum in US English:

suppositum

noun

  • 1Philosophy= supposite.

  • 2In plural The things or objects denoted by a given term; denotata.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew Willet (d. 1621), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin suppositum being that subsists by itself, individual thing or person, grammatical subject, use as noun of neuter singular of classical Latin suppositus, past participle of suppōnere.

Pronunciation

suppositum

/səˈpɒzɪtəm/