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Jul 30, 2019
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hypocoristic
filiation
teknonymy
puerperal
pedantic

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filiation

PRONUNCIATION:
(fil-ee-AY-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The fact of being descended or derived from someone or something.
2. The act of determining such relationship.
3. Forming of a new branch.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin filius (son). Earliest documented use: 1529.

USAGE:
“French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner recently asked the German government to grant citizenship to French war babies who seek it after tracing their filiation.”
Edward Cody; “At Last I Had a Father”; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Dec 12, 2009.

See more usage examples of filiation in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. -Emily Bronte, novelist (30 Jul 1818-1848)

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