Filial meaning

fĭlē-əl, fēlē-
Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter.

Filial respect.

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The definition of filial is something due to a parent from a child.

An example of filial is the respect a daughter has for her mother.

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Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent.
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Of, suitable to, or due from a son or daughter.

Filial devotion.

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(genetics) Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.
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Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent.
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(genetics) Designating or of any generation following the parental: the first filial generation is designated F1, the second (produced from the first) F2, etc.
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Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter.

Filial respect.

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(genetics) Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.
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(not comparable) Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.
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(comparable) Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.
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(genetics) Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.
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Origin of filial

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin fīliālis from Latin fīlius son dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French filial, from Latin fīliālis, from filius (“son”) / filia (“daughter”).

    From Wiktionary