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FILIATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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The relation of a child to its parent: correlative to “paternity.”The judicial assignment of an illegitimate child to a designated man as its father.In the civil law. The descent of son or daughter, with regard to his or her father,mother, and their ancestors.


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