Etymology
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filiation (n.)

1520s, "process of becoming, or state of being, a son," from French filiation, from Medieval Latin filiationem (nominative filiatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of filiare "to have a child," from Latin filius/filia "son/daughter" (see filial). As "relationship of a son or daughter to a parent" (correlative of paternity) from 1794.

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Definitions of filiation

filiation (n.)
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors;
Synonyms: descent / line of descent / lineage
filiation (n.)
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline;
Synonyms: ancestry / lineage / derivation
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