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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-ee-ey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌfɪ.lɪ.ˈeɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-ee-ey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of filiation word

  • noun filiation the fact of being the child of a certain parent. 1
  • noun filiation descent as if from a parent; derivation. 1
  • noun filiation Law. the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of one born out of wedlock. 1
  • noun filiation the relation of one thing to another from which it is derived. 1
  • noun filiation the act of filiating. 1
  • noun filiation the state of being filiated. 1

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Origin of filiation

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English filiacion < Medieval Latin fīliātiōn- (stem of fīliātiō). See filiate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Filiation


filiation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

filiation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for filiation

noun filiation

  • lineage — the number of printed lines, especially agate lines covered by a magazine article, newspaper advertisement, etc.
  • agnate — related by descent from a common male ancestor
  • cognate — Cognate things are related to each other.
  • affiliation — If one group has an affiliation with another group, it has a close or official connection with it.
  • kindred — a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.

Top questions with filiation

  • what does divine filiation mean?

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