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n.1.The state of a daughter, or the conduct becoming a daughter.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One would naturally think that to improve a system of categorization is to make it more adequate to the world: it is because there is more to daughterliness (that universal) than formal expressions of respect, that we should adjust our language on the matter, if we have not already done so.