putative

putative
pu·ta·tive /'pyü-tə-tiv/ adj: thought, assumed, or alleged to be such or to exist
the child's putative father
ignorantly entered into a putative marriage before the divorce from a previous spouse was final
pu·ta·tive·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

putative
I adjective acknowledged, alleged, assumed, attributed, avowed, believed, claimed, commonly considered, conjectured, deemed, falsus, ostensible, presumed, presumptive, professed, purported, recognized, reported, reputed, speculative, supposed associated concepts: putative father, putative parent II index plausible, presumptive

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


putative
adj.
Reputed; generally assumed to be; supposed.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


putative
Commonly believed, supposed, or claimed. For example, 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 (for example, due to failure to complete a prior divorce).
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


putative
adj. Supposed rather than real; believed; reputed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


putative
Alleged; supposed; reputed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


putative
I
Alleged; supposed; reputed.
II Alleged; supposed; reputed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

putative
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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Putative — Pu ta*tive, a. [L. putativus, fr. putare, putatum, to reckon, suppose, adjust, prune, cleanse. See {Pure}, and cf. {Amputate}, {Compute}, {Dispute}, {Impute}.] Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child. His …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putative — [pyo͞ot′ə tiv] adj. [ME putative < L putativus < putare, to suppose, reckon (orig., to cleanse, set in order, hence compute, consider: see PURE)] generally considered or deemed such; reputed [a putative ancestor] putatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • putative — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. putatif, from L. putativus supposed (c.200), from putatus, pp. of putare think, suppose, count, reckon, originally to prune (see PAVE (Cf. pave)). At first especially in putative marriage, one which, though legally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • putative — *supposed, supposititious, suppositious, reputed, purported, conjectural, hypothetical Analogous words: alleged, advanced (see ADDUCE): assumed, pretended, simulated (see ASSUME) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • putative — [adj] commonly believed accepted, alleged, assumed, conjectural, hypothetical, imputed, presumed, presumptive, reported, reputed, supposed, suppositional, suppositious; concept 529 Ant. proven, real, true …   New thesaurus

  • putative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ generally considered or reputed to be. DERIVATIVES putatively adverb. ORIGIN Latin putativus, from putare think …   English terms dictionary

  • putative — ● putatif, putative adjectif (bas latin putativus, imaginaire, du latin classique putare, supposer) Qui est supposé avoir une existence légale. ● putatif, putative (expressions) adjectif (bas latin putativus, imaginaire, du latin classique putare …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • putative — A putative F is something on trial for qualification as an F. The qualification is thus an alienans . A putative proof is an attempted proof, and may not be a proof …   Philosophy dictionary

  • putative — [[t]pju͟ːtətɪv[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you describe someone or something as putative, you mean that they are generally thought to be the thing mentioned. [LEGAL or, FORMAL] ...a putative father …   English dictionary

  • putative — putatively, adv. /pyooh teuh tiv/, adj. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob. [1400 50; late ME < LL putativus reputed, equiv. to putat(us) (ptp. of putare to think, consider, reckon, orig. to clean, prune) + …   Universalium

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