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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.]
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1. law to fix judicially the paternity of (a child, esp one born out of wedlock)
2. (Law) law a less common word for affiliate
3. archaic to affiliate or associate
[C18: from Medieval Latin fīliātus acknowledged as a son, from Latin fīlius son]
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|Verb||1.||filiate - fix the paternity of; "The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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