noun British Law.
a court order requiring the father of an illegitimate child to make child-support payments.
Origin of affiliation order
First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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