filiation: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fil"ē-ā'shun), [key]
- the fact of being the child of a certain parent.
- descent as if from a parent; derivation.
- the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, esp. of one born out of wedlock.
- the relation of one thing to another from which it is derived.
- the act of filiating.
- the state of being filiated.
- an affiliated branch, as of a society.
- filiation (Thesaurus)