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|Noun||1.||bastardy proceeding - 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"
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