filiation

[ fil-ee-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF filiation
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Filiation is thus sometimes paternal and sometimes maternal.

Wilt thou give me an inheritance, a filiation, any thing for my heart?

Thou art His by creation, but I am His also by adoption, filiation, sonship.

The filiation of modern European tongues is known to every one.

Lawyers are of opinion, that filiation is necessary to legitimation, but not è contra.

In the sinister chief, a crescent denoted his filiation; underneath was the motto "Augmenter."

This filiation establishes the uterine relationship and, united to exogamy, prevents marriage between nearest relatives.

If the mere circumstance of filiation and descent creates no debt, it however is the principle of a very close connection.

Our aim is only to indicate the main lines of filiation that have produced the prevailing novel of the day.

I answered, 'The contest concerning Douglas's filiation was over long ago; but the contest now is, who shall have the estate.'

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from French filiation, from Medieval Latin filiationem (nominative filiatio), noun of action from filiare "to have a child," from Latin filius/filia (see filial).

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