Definition of paternity suit in English:

paternity suit

Syllabification: pa·ter·ni·ty suit

noun

chiefly North American
  • A court case held to establish formally the identity of a child’s father, typically in order to require the man to support the child financially.
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    • About a year after we married, my husband told me he was being sued in a paternity suit having to do with a one-night stand before we met.
    • At various times he has been charged with assault and resisting arrest; he has been hit with a paternity suit.
    • The driving incident came after the rapper went off in a courtroom in an earlier incident after being served with a paternity suit.

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