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Noun: filiation  ,fi-lee'ey-shun
  1. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    - descent, line of descent, lineage
  2. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    - ancestry, lineage, derivation

Derived forms: filiations

See also: crossbred, purebred

Type of: family relationship, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinship, relationship

Encyclopedia: Filiation