putative father

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putative father

the alleged father of an illegitimate child.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

PUTATIVE FATHER. The reputed father.
     2. This term is most usually applied to the father of a bastard child.
     3. The putative father is bound to support his children, and is entitled to the guardianship and care of them in preference to all persons but the mother. 1 Ashm. It. 55; and vide 7 East, 11; 5 Esp. R. 131; 1 B. & A. 491; Bott, P. L. 499; 1 C. & P. 268; 1 B. & B. 1; 3 Moore, R. 211; Harr. Dig. Bastards, VII.; 3 C. & P. 36.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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