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Filiation   Listen

The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.  Synonyms: descent, line of descent, lineage.
Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.  Synonyms: ancestry, derivation, lineage.

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"Filiation" Quotes from Famous Books

... eternal outgoing of intelligence ([Greek: nous]) from being ([Greek:to on]), with the will as an accompaniment, but not from it as a cause,—in order, though not necessarily in time, precedent. This is true filiation. ...
— The Literary Remains Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge • Edited By Henry Nelson Coleridge

... had proceeded out of Lucifer, and was forced to follow him—sprang all that we perceive under the form of matter, which we figure to ourselves as heavy, solid, and dark, but which, since it is descended, if not even immediately, yet by filiation, from the Divine Being, is just as unlimited, powerful, and eternal as its sire and grandsire. Now, the whole mischief, if we may call it so, having arisen merely through the one-sided direction of Lucifer, the ...
— Autobiography • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Words linked to "Filiation" :   bloodline, inheritance, filiate, family relationship, extraction, hereditary pattern, purebred, crossbred, kinship, ancestry, lineage, unilateral descent, bilateral descent, relationship, pedigree, origin, derivation

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