• WordNet 3.6
    • v filiate fix the paternity of "The court filiated the child born out of wedlock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Filiate To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • filiate To adopt as a son or daughter; take into filial relation.
    • filiate In law, to determine judicially the paternity of, as a bastard child; hence, to refer to the author or maker.
    • filiate To establish any analogous close relation between; affiliate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Filiate Same as Affiliate, Affiliation.
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In literature:

The filiation was indeed quite traceable.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
De fus' question he axed me wuz 'whut party does yo' 'filiate wif?
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
On these the filiated societies model their opinions, their conduct, their passions, and attachments.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The second is the theory of their filiation.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
Les Contes de Pomigliano et la filiation des Mythes populaires.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Our aim is only to indicate the main lines of filiation that have produced the prevailing novel of the day.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Followin' de Knights wid de Red Pants comes de 'Filiated Toilers.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The duration, geographical distribution, origin, and filiation of conceptions belong to historical synthesis.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
In Japan, as among the Basques, filiation is subordinated to the transmission of property.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Undoubtedly the tradition which, in the general filiation of English poetry, connects Tennyson with Keats, is not wholly wrong.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury