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filiate

[ fil-ee-eyt ]
/ 藞f瑟l i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), fil路i路at路ed, fil路i路at路ing.
Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock.Compare affiliate (def. 6).
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Origin of filiate

1785鈥95; <Medieval Latin f墨li膩tus like the father (said of a son), equivalent to Latin f墨li(us) son + -膩tus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for filiate

filiate
/ (藞f瑟l瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
law to fix judicially the paternity of (a child, esp one born out of wedlock)
law a less common word for affiliate
archaic to affiliate or associate

Word Origin for filiate

C18: from Medieval Latin f墨li膩tus acknowledged as a son, from Latin f墨lius son
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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