paternity test

noun
an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father.

Origin:
1925–30

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paternity test n.
A test using blood group identification of a mother, child, and putative father to establish the probability of paternity.

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Example sentences
During the hearing, the results of the paternity test were introduced into evidence.
If the court orders the tests, you will not be asked to take a paternity test on the day of your hearing.
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