mutmaßlich

(phrase)

Meanings

1.
alleged, suspected
(Primarily used in contexts of a crime suspect where the guilt is not proven yet.)

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This root is not 100% certain and it is only mentioned in German sources, but not in English ones.

The core idea of the root (if it existed) was something along the lines of:

being string willed, striving towards

It is thought to be the origin of the Latin mōs, which was a strong custom or will, and which is the origin of moral.
The other likely English relative is mood.

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