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Meaning of filial

fil•i•al

Pronunciation: (fil'ē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience.
  2. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent.
  3. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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