affiliation order


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Related to affiliation order: maintenance order

affiliation order

n
(Law) 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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There are no details of my father's name on the birth certificate, although there was an affiliation order (now known as a maintenance order) showing the father of the first child paid her five shillings a week.