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Definition of FILIATION

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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. [1913 Webster]

              The relation of paternity and filiation. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Law) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation. --Smart. [1913 Webster]

     3. Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like that of a son; as, to determine the filiation of a language. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot; as, the filiations are from a common stock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

158 Moby Thesaurus words for "filiation": Indian file, accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, ancestry, apparentation, approximation, array, articulation, assemblage, association, bank, birth, blood, blood relationship, bloodline, bond, branch, breed, brotherhood, brothership, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry, common descent, concatenation, connectedness, connection, consanguinity, consecution, contiguity, continuum, contrariety, course, cousinhood, cousinship, cycle, dealings, deduction, derivation, descent, direct line, disjunction, distaff side, drone, enation, endless belt, endless round, extraction, family, fatherhood, female line, file, fraternity, gamut, gradation, homology, house, hum, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred, kinship, liaison, line, line of descent, lineage, link, linkage, linking, male line, maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, monotone, motherhood, mutual attraction, nearness, nexus, offset, offshoot, paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, pendulum, periodicity, phylum, plenum, powder train, progression, propinquity, proximity, queue, race, range, rank, rapport, recurrence, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, reticulation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, seed, sept, sequence, series, shoot, sibship, side, similarity, single file, sisterhood, sistership, spear side, spectrum, spindle side, sprout, stem, stirps, stock, strain, string, succession, swath, sword side, sympathy, thread, tie, tie-in, tier, ties of blood, train, union, windrow

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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