Filiation meaning

fĭl'ē-ā'shən
A line of descent; derivation.
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The state or fact of being a son or daughter; relation of a child to its parent.
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Descent from or as from a parent; derivation.
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The determination by a court of the paternity of a child.
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(uncountable) The condition of being a child of a specified parent.
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(countable) The ancestry or lineage shared by a group having the same bloodline.
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(countable, law) The determination of paternity.
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Origin of filiation

  • Medieval Latin fīliātiō fīliātiōn- quality of being a son, legal right of a son from Latin fīlius son dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • [circa 1520] From French filiation
    From Wiktionary