I noun ancestry, antecedents, birth, bloodline, derivation, descent, extraction, family, family connection, family tree, filiation, forebears, forefathers, foreparents, former generations, genealogical tree, genealogy, genesis, genus, house, line, line of ancestors, lineage, origin, paternity, pedigree, primogenitors, progenitors, source, stem, stirps, stock, tribe associated concepts: determination of parentage, illegitimacy, legitimacy, paternity proceeding II index adoption (affiliation), affiliation (bloodline), affinity (family ties), ancestry, birth (lineage), blood, bloodline, citation (attribution), derivation, descent (lineage), family (common ancestry), filiation, lineage, origin (ancestry), origination, paternity, race, source

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

in both England and Scotland it is legally presumed that a child born during marriage is also the child of the husband. The presumption can be rebutted. The court can order DNA (See DNA profiling) or other tests, but if the mother, having control, does not allow samples to be taken then all the court can do is draw such inferences as are appropriate. There are very technical rules as to who is a parent in cases of artificial insemination and the like: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. See illegitimacy.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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