Filiation

Definition of Filiation

Fil`i`a´tion
n.1.The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
The relation of paternity and filiation.
- Sir M. Hale.
2.(Law) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.
3.Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like that of a son; as, to determine the filiation of a language.
4.One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot; as, the filiations are from a common stock.

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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
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