Filiation

Fil`i*a"tion

(?), n. [LL. filiatio, fr. L. filius son: cf. F. filiation. See Filial.] 1. The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
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The relation of paternity and filiation.
Sir M. Hale.
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2. (Law) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation. Smart.
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3. Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like that of a son; as, to determine the filiation of a language.
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4. One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot; as, the filiations are from a common stock.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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