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affiliation order

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noun British Law.
  1. a court order requiring the father of an illegitimate child to make child-support payments.
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Origin of affiliation order

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for affiliation order

affiliation order

noun
  1. law (formerly) an order made by a magistrates' court that a man adjudged to be the father of an illegitimate child shall contribute a specified periodic sum towards the child's maintenance
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