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Meaning of FILIATION

Pronunciation:  `filee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  2. [n]  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

FILIATION is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ancestry, derivation, descent, line of descent, lineage, lineage
 See Also: bilateral descent, bloodline, breed, descent, extraction, family relationship, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinship, origin, pedigree, relationship, strain, unilateral descent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
             The relation of paternity and filiation. --Sir M.
    2. (Law) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its
       father; affiliation. --Smart.
  2. \Fil`i*a"tion\, n.
    1. Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like
       that of a son; as, to determine the filiation of a
    2. One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot;
       as, the filiations are from a common stock.
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