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a. The condition or fact of being the child of a certain parent.
b. Law Judicial determination of the paternity of a nonmarital child for the purposes of compelling support.
2. A line of descent; derivation.
a. The act or fact of forming a new branch, as of a society or language group.
b. The branch thus formed.

[Medieval Latin fīliātiō, fīliātiōn-, quality of being a son, legal right of a son, from Latin fīlius, son; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fil′i·ate′ v.


1. (Genetics) line of descent; lineage; derivation
2. (Genetics) the fact of being the child of certain parents
3. (Law) law the act or process of filiating
4. (Law) law a less common word for affiliation order
5. (Law) the set of rules governing the attachment of children to their parents and its social consequences


(ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən)

1. the fact of being the child of a certain parent.
2. descent as if from a parent; derivation.
3. the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, esp. an illegitimate one.
4. the relation of one thing to another from which it is derived.


1. the f act or condition of being a son or daughter.
2. the relation of child to parent, especially father.
See also: Parents, Relationship
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filiation - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
bilateral descent - line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
2.filiation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodlinefiliation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
hereditary pattern, inheritance - (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
descent, extraction, origin - properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
bloodline, pedigree - ancestry of a purebred animal


[ˌfɪlɪˈeɪʃən] Nfiliación f
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