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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filial  \Fil"ial\,  a.  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filial 
  adj  1:  (genetics)  designating  the  generation  or  the  sequence  of 
  generations  following  the  parental  generation  [ant:  {parental}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  or  befitting  an  offspring; 
  "filial  respect"  [ant:  {parental}] 




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