HyperDic: paternity_suit

English > 1 sense of the expression paternity suit:
NOUNactpaternity suit, bastardy proceedinga lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined)
English > paternity suit: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined).
Synonymbastardy proceeding
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlawsuit, suit, case, cause, causaA comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

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