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filial Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
  2. adjective relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
    • filial respect

Fil"ial adjective
L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.
  1. Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.
  2. Bearing the relation of a child.
    And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke. Milton.

Webster 1913

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