from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or fact of being the child of a certain parent.
- n. Law Judicial determination of paternity.
- n. A line of descent; derivation.
- n. The act or fact of forming a new branch, as of a society or language group.
- n. The branch thus formed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being a child of a specified parent
- n. The ancestry or lineage shared by a group having the same bloodline
- n. The determination of paternity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
- n. The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.
- n. Descent from, or as if from, a parent; relationship like that of a son.
- n. One that is derived from a parent or source; an offshoot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
- n. The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
- n. In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
- n. Any analogous close connection or relation.
- n. An individual or group of individuals derived from one source or parent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
- n. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
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_On the contrary, _ others, considering only the subject of filiation, which is the person or hypostasis, put only one filiation in Christ, just as there is but one hypostasis or person.
For some, considering only the cause of filiation, which is nativity, put two filiations in Christ, just as there are two nativities.
Obj. 2: Further, filiation, which is said of a man as being the son of someone, his father or his mother, depends, in a way, on him: because the very being of a relation consists _in being referred to another; _ wherefore if one of two relatives be destroyed, the other is destroyed also.
Taking the theory of evolution as a basis, Comte affirmed that the fundamental law of history was that of historic filiation, that is, the Law of the Three States.
But it is here, says Boethius, that creaturely logic breaks down when it tries to comprehend the Trinity: we have in some way to try to grasp the idea of a relation of fatherhood or filiation which is reflexive.
This gesture of taking the son hostage, the better to placidly kill the mother, this calm affirmation, in the face of the world, of a crime of filiation that extends an imaginary guilt to an entire family is well worth recalling a few ambassadors (to France, Spain, Italy, even to the United States).
Nature isn't religious because it makes any claims upon specific beliefs, but because the poet's ability to make natural surroundings "seem like society" (218) is the utmost reach of his ability to feel as though filiation could be extended, or affiliated, anywhere — to feel as if his actions and movements have an extensive and openly acknowledged impact.
His history is, he argued, "a biography of things, a filiation of objects, not as pictures of an exhibition, but as records of the process of their coming into existence."
“Once his name is on the birth certificate and he has treated the child as his own, filiation is considered irrevocably established,” Anne-France Goldwater said.
I mean, if “filiation” is established when a man accepts the word of a wife he believes is devoted to him, are we not basing a law upon the inherent truthfulness of all women?
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