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

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

Full Definition of FILIAL

:  of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter <filial obedience>
:  having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring
fil·ial·ly \-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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FILIALLY Defined for Kids


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

Definition of FILIAL for Kids

:  relating to or suitable for a son or daughter <filial affection>


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