Definition of affiliation order in English:

affiliation order

noun

English Law
historical
  • A legal order that the man judged to be the father of an illegitimate child must help to support it.

    • ‘A statutory provision which specifically applies or expressly precludes the limitation from proceedings for the enforcement of affiliation orders could put the question beyond doubt.’
    • ‘In Family Law matters it has power to make maintenance, barring, custody, access and affiliation orders.’
    • ‘There will be a fond farewell to the strict time limit for the making of applications for affiliation orders.’
    • ‘An affiliation order could only be made after extensive enquiry proved that a mother was telling the truth.’
    • ‘In particular, the procedures are extended to affiliation orders and certain orders for lump sum payments.’