AskDefine | Define filiation

Dictionary Definition



1 the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors [syn: descent, line of descent, lineage]
2 inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline [syn: ancestry, lineage, derivation]

Extensive Definition

Paternity may refer to:
filiation in Czech: Otcovství
filiation in French: Paternité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Indian file, accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, ancestry, apparentation, approximation, array, articulation, assemblage, association, bank, birth, blood, blood relationship, bloodline, bond, branch, breed, brotherhood, brothership, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry, common descent, concatenation, connectedness, connection, consanguinity, consecution, contiguity, continuum, contrariety, course, cousinhood, cousinship, cycle, dealings, deduction, derivation, descent, direct line, disjunction, distaff side, drone, enation, endless belt, endless round, extraction, family, fatherhood, female line, file, fraternity, gamut, gradation, homology, house, hum, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred, kinship, liaison, line, line of descent, lineage, link, linkage, linking, male line, maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, monotone, motherhood, mutual attraction, nearness, nexus, offset, offshoot, paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, pendulum, periodicity, phylum, plenum, powder train, progression, propinquity, proximity, queue, race, range, rank, rapport, recurrence, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, reticulation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, seed, sept, sequence, series, shoot, sibship, side, similarity, single file, sisterhood, sistership, spear side, spectrum, spindle side, sprout, stem, stirps, stock, strain, string, succession, swath, sword side, sympathy, thread, tie, tie-in, tier, ties of blood, train, union, windrow
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