Definitions for "Ostensible"
Declared; avowed; professed; pretended; -- often used as opposed to real or actual; as, an ostensible reason, motive, or aim.
represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
Outwardly appearing to be; shown to be; exhibited; apparent; evident.
That which is apparent or seems to be; sometimes encountered in the field of agency when a person may be regarded as an ostensible agent although not an agent in fact, with resulting liability on the part of a principal.
appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
Keywords:  proper, intended, capable
Capable of being shown; proper or intended to be shown.