putative father


putative father
   A man accused but not proven to be the biological father of an offspring.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Putative father — Father Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putative father — n. A man who is assumed to be the father of a child born out of wedlock. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. putative father the alleged fath …   Law dictionary

  • putative father — The alleged or reputed father of a child born out of wedlock …   Black's law dictionary

  • putative father — The man charged as the father of an illegitimate child …   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 — Pu ta*tive, a. [L. putativus, fr. putare, putatum, to reckon, suppose, adjust, prune, cleanse. See {Pure}, and cf. {Amputate}, {Compute}, {Dispute}, {Impute}.] Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child. His …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Father — Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf. {Papa},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • father confessor — Father Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Father in God — Father Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Father of lies — Father Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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