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filiation

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noun fil·i·a·tion \ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of filiation

  1. 1 a :  filial relationship especially of a son to his father b :  the adjudication of paternity

  2. 2 a :  descent or derivation especially from a culture or language b :  the act or process of determining such relationship



15th Century

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15th century

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