Definition of affiliation order in English:

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affiliation order

noun

English Law , historical
A legal order that the man judged to be the father of an illegitimate child must help to support it.
Example sentences
  • In particular, the procedures are extended to affiliation orders and certain orders for lump sum payments.
  • An affiliation order could only be made after extensive enquiry proved that a mother was telling the truth.
  • In Family Law matters it has power to make maintenance, barring, custody, access and affiliation orders.

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