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affiliation order

noun, British Law.
a court order requiring the father of an illegitimate child to make child-support payments.
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First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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affiliation order

(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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