affiliation order


noun British Law.

a court order requiring the father of an illegitimate child to make child-support payments.

Nearby words

  1. afficionado,
  2. affidavit,
  3. affiliate,
  4. affiliated,
  5. affiliation,
  6. affiliation proceedings,
  7. affiliative,
  8. affiliative drive,
  9. affinal,
  10. affine

Origin of affiliation order

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for affiliation order

affiliation order

noun

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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