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filial

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adjective fil·ial \ˈfi-lē-əl, ˈfil-yəl\

Simple Definition of filial

  • : of or relating to a son or daughter : appropriate for a son or daughter

Full Definition of filial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter <filial obedience>

  2. 2 :  having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring

fil·ial·ly play \-lē-ə-lē, -yə-lē\ adverb

Origin of filial

Middle English, from Late Latin filialis, from Latin filius son — more at feminine


First Known Use: 14th century

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