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Alleged; supposed; reputed.

A putative father is the individual who is alleged to be the father of an illegitimate child.

A putative marriage is one that has been contracted in Good Faith and pursuant to ignorance, by one or both parties, that certain impediments exist to render it null and void.

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adj. commonly believed, supposed or claimed. Thus a putative father is one believed to be the father unless proved otherwise, a putative marriage is one that is accepted as legal when in reality it was not lawful (e.g. due to failure to complete a prior divorce). A putative will is one that appears to be the final will but a later will is found that revokes it and shows that the putative will was not the last will of the deceased.

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PUTATIVE. Reputed to be that which is not. The word is frequently used, as putative father, (q.v.) putative marriage, putative wife, and the like. And Toullier, tome 7, n. 29, uses the words putative owner, proprietare putatif. Lord Kames uses the same expression. Princ. of Eq. 391.

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