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Putative

putative adj

: thought, assumed, or alleged to be such or to exist [the child's father] [ignorantly entered into a marriage before the divorce from a previous spouse was final]
pu·ta·tive·ly adv


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.