Marriage, Putative
Marriage, Putative
A matrimonial alliance which is commonly reputed to be valid, and is sincerely believed by one at least of the contracting parties to be so in the eyes of the Church, because entered into in good faith; but which in reality is null and void, owing to the existence of a diriment impediment

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  • Putative Marriage — • A matrimonial alliance which is commonly reputed to be valid, and is sincerely believed by one at least of the contracting parties to be so in the eyes of the Church, because entered into in good faith; but which in reality is null and void,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • marriage — An institution; the foundation of the family and of society. 35 Am J1st Mar § 8. The status or relation of a man and a woman legally united as husband and wife. Baker v State, 86 Neb 775, 126 NW 300. A personal relation arising out of a civil… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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… …   Law 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 spouse — n. A person who believes he or she is legally married to someone although the marriage is actually invalid. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Putative marriage — A putative marriage is an apparently valid marriage, entered into in good faith on the part of at least one of the partners, but that is legally invalid due to a technical impediment, such as a preexistent marriage on the part of one of the… …   Wikipedia

  • putative marriage — noun canon & civil law : a duly formalized marriage that is invalid because of various impediments (as consanguinity) through recognized in some states as valid for certain purposes if contracted in good faith by at least one of the parties to it …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marriage — For other uses, see Marriage (disambiguation). Married and Matrimony redirect here. For other uses, see Married (disambiguation) and Matrimony (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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