putative marriage


noun Law.

a marriage contracted in violation of an impediment, but in good faith on the part of one or both of the contracting persons.

Nearby words

  1. put-up job,
  2. put-upon,
  3. putamen,
  4. putangitangi,
  5. putative,
  6. putatively,
  7. putin,
  8. putin, vladimir,
  9. putlog,
  10. putnam

Origin of putative marriage

First recorded in 1805–15

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