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[fil-ee-eyt] /ˈfɪl iˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), filiated, filiating.
Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock.
Compare (def 5).
verb (transitive)
(law) to fix judicially the paternity of (a child, esp one born out of wedlock)
(law) a less common word for affiliate
(archaic) to affiliate or associate


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