bastardy proceeding

bastardy proceeding
n.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

См. также в других словарях:

  • bastardy proceeding — A proceeding, otherwise known as a filiation proceeding, of a civil nature to compel a bastard s father to support him or her. 10 Am J2d Bast §§ 74 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bastardy proceeding — noun 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) • Syn: ↑paternity suit • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑lawsuit, ↑suit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • proceeding — pro·ceed·ing n 1: a particular step or series of steps in the enforcement, adjudication, or administration of rights, remedies, laws, or regulations: as a: an action, hearing, trial, or application before the court collateral proceeding: a… …   Law dictionary

  • bastardy process — Same as bastardy proceeding …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bastardy action — An archaic name given to a court proceeding in which the paternity of an illegitimate child is determined in order to impose and enforce support obligations upon the father. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. bastardy… …   Law dictionary

  • bastardy proceedings — bastardy (paternity) proceedings Court proceeding in which the paternity of a child is determined. The method provided by statute of proceeding against the putative father to secure a proper maintenance of his child born out of wedlock. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bastardy proceedings — bastardy (paternity) proceedings Court proceeding in which the paternity of a child is determined. The method provided by statute of proceeding against the putative father to secure a proper maintenance of his child born out of wedlock. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • affiliation proceeding — A court hearing to determine whether a man against whom the action is brought is the father of an illegitimate child and thus legally bound to provide financial support for the child. Formerly referred to as bastardy actions or proceedings in… …   Law dictionary

  • paternity proceeding — A proceeding, otherwise known as a bastardy or filiation proceeding, to establish the paternity of a child born out of wedlock and to compel the father to contribute to its support. 10 Am J2d Bast § 74 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • causa — noun 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 • Syn: ↑lawsuit, ↑suit, ↑case, ↑cause • Derivationally related forms: ↑sue ( …   Useful english dictionary


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