What is a putative marriage exactly? I read the following on Wikipedia (maybe not the best source for these types of things...) and I wasn't sure what it meant exactly.
Validation of marriage or convalidation of marriage is, in Roman Catholic canon law, making a putative marriage a valid one, after the removal of an impediment, or its dispensation, or the removal of defective consent. Once a putative marriage has been validated, it cannot be annulled.
I'm mostly curious about the last sentence referring to annullments. Are all convalidations putative marriages? For instance, if a couple gets married by a JOP and later goes through a convalidation, would that make their marriage putative? And why wouldn't those marriages be able to be annulled? All of these different terms are hard to keep track of! :)