Fil`i*a"tion (?), n. [LL. filiatio, fr. L. filius son: cf. F. filiation. See Filial.]

1.

The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.

The relation of paternity and filiation.
Sir M. Hale.

2. (Law)

The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation. Smart.

 

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Fil`i*a"tion (?), n.

1.

Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like that of a son; as, to determine the filiation of a language.

2.

One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot; as, the filiations are from a common stock.

 

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