filiation


fil·i·a·tion

noun \ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of FILIATION

1
a :  filial relationship especially of a son to his father
b :  the adjudication of paternity
2
a :  descent or derivation especially from a culture or language
b :  the act or process of determining such relationship

First Known Use of FILIATION

15th century

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

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