filiation

[ fil-ee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of filiation

1425–75; late Middle English filiacion<Medieval Latin fīliātiōn- (stem of fīliātiō). See filiate, -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for filiation

British Dictionary definitions for filiation

filiation
/ (ˌfɪlɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun

line of descent; lineage; derivation
the fact of being the child of certain parents
law the act or process of filiating
law a less common word for affiliation order
the set of rules governing the attachment of children to their parents and its social consequences
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012