Af*fil`i*a"tion (#), n. [F. affiliation, LL. affiliatio.]

1.

Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society.

2. Law

The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation.

3.

Connection in the way of descent.

H. Spencer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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