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paternity suit

n
(Law) law the US (and in Britain a nontechnical) term for affiliation proceedings
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Noun1.paternity suit - a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)paternity suit - a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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paternity suit

nVaterschaftsprozess m

paternity suit

n (Law) → causa di riconoscimento della paternità
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I've had more paternity suits than casual suits" - singer Engelbert Humperdinck.
I am so sick of not eating anything before I take my top off " Poldark star Heida Reed "I've had more paternity suits than casual suits" - Singer Engelbert Humperdinck.
ENGELBERT Humperdinck said he never thought of splitting up with his wife, despite her claim that he had "more paternity suits than mattresses".
ENGELBERT Humperdinck said he has never thought of splitting up with his wife, despite her claiming he had "more paternity suits than mattresses".
Drawing on 102 paternity suits, the author finds that women or children who took men to court over paternity claims won 53 per cent of the time.
Who would have thought before this remarkable study that the history of paternity suits and laws governing illegitimate and adopted children over the last two centuries could reveal so much about the process that moved the French from a social order organized around the patriarchal family to one based on the ungendered individual protected in French law today.
As for the Home Secretary, if you're making laws involving marriage, paternity suits and (in Blunks' case) ID cards, the old 'you can't help who you fall in love with' line seems pretty lame.
In Legislating the French Family, Jean Elisabeth Pedersen examines late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates concerning family legislation--laws on divorce, paternity suits, and reproductive rights--through the triple lens of theatre, feminist activism, and parliamentary contests.
The difficult business of compensating relatives for the death of their loved ones in an airline crash has apparently become even more fraught with problems, with several victims of the Alaska Airlines crash becoming the subject of questionable paternity suits.
Misdemeanors, felonies and paternity suits are explained in full.
Former EastEnders star Daniella Westbrook also talks frankly about drugs, infidelity and paternity suits and Graham looks at the presenters who have put the blue into Blue Peter.
The May 5 Sports Illustrated cover cited hundreds of black athletes facing paternity suits, finding many more examples of NBA players than of players in the National Football League, Major League Baseball or the National Hockey League.