putative marriage

noun

Definition of putative marriage

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

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“Putative marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putative%20marriage. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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