(formerly) legal proceedings, usually initiated by an unmarried mother, claiming legal recognition that a particular man is the father of her child, often associated with a claim for financial support
to bring into close association or connection: The research center is affiliated with the university. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usually followed by with in U.S. usage, by to in Brit. usage): to affiliate with the church. to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a language. to adopt. […]
- Affiliative drive
the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.
related by or concerning marriage.
a person related to one by marriage. assigning finite values to finite quantities. of or relating to a transformation that maps parallel lines to parallel lines and finite points to finite points. adjective (maths) of, characterizing, or involving transformations which preserve collinearity, esp in classical geometry, those of translation, rotation and reflection in an axis