Presumed, alleged, or supposed.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
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).
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm