paternity suit

Definition of "paternity suit"
  1. A lawsuit often involving genetic testing to confirm the father of a child born outside marriage, leading to parental rights and responsibilities
How to use "paternity suit" in a sentence
  1. He filed a paternity suit to prove his rights as the biological father.
  2. In the paternity suit, the judge ordered a DNA test to confirm the father of the child.
  3. After the paternity suit, her ex-boyfriend was recognized as the father and is now responsible for child support.

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