I answered, 'The contest concerning Douglas's filiation was over long ago; but the contest now is, who shall have the estate.'
Wilt thou give me an inheritance, a filiation, any thing for my heart?
filiation is thus sometimes paternal and sometimes maternal.
Thou art His by creation, but I am His also by adoption, filiation, sonship.
The second fallacy which the historical citation is a little apt to suggest is that the filiation of ideas is a simple problem.
Lawyers are of opinion, that filiation is necessary to legitimation, but not è contra.
This filiation establishes the uterine relationship and, united to exogamy, prevents marriage between nearest relatives.
If the mere circumstance of filiation and descent creates no debt, it however is the principle of a very close connection.
I am not sufficiently acquainted with the filiation of the Indian tribes, to know what relation the Botecudos bear to the Tupayas.
The subject of the filiation of nations, though one of the deepest interest, is still involved in much obscurity.