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[fil-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/

the fact of being the child of a certain parent.
descent as if from a parent; derivation.
Law. the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of one born out of wedlock.
the relation of one thing to another from which it is derived.
the act of .
the state of being .
an affiliated branch, as of a society.
line of descent; lineage; derivation
the fact of being the child of certain parents
(law) the act or process of filiating
(law) a less common word for affiliation order
the set of rules governing the attachment of children to their parents and its social consequences

1520s, from French filiation, from Medieval Latin filiationem (nominative filiatio), noun of action from filiare “to have a child,” from Latin filius/filia (see filial).


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