affiliation proceedings

pl n

(formerly) legal proceedings, usually initiated by an unmarried mother, claiming legal recognition that a particular man is the father of her child, often associated with a claim for financial support

Nearby words

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

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