filiation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[circa 1520] From French filiation

Noun[edit]

filiation (countable and uncountable, plural filiations)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being a child of a specified parent.
  2. (countable) The ancestry or lineage shared by a group having the same bloodline.
  3. (countable, law) The determination of paternity.
  4. (countable, law) One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot.
    The filiations are from a common stock.