fil·i·ate /'fi-lē-ˌāt/ vt -at·ed, -at·ing: to declare (a child) the descendant of a particular parent and esp. a father
has not been filiated by the initiative of the parentLouisiana Civil Code compare acknowledge 2b, legitimate
◇ A child may be illegitimate but filiated. Both legitimation and acknowledgment filiate an illegitimate child. Adopted children are filiated by the adoption proceeding.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index ascribe, relate (establish a connection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Filiate — Fil i*ate, v. t. To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between. [R.] Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filiate — /fil ee ayt /, v.t., filiated, filiating. Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock. Cf. affiliate (def. 5). [1785 95; < ML filiatus like the father (said of a son), equiv. to L fili(us) son + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • filiate — v. determine paternity (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • filiate — fil·i·ate …   English syllables

  • filiate — /ˈfɪlieɪt/ (say fileeayt) verb (t) (filiated, filiating) 1. → affiliate. 2. Law to determine judicially the paternity of, as a bastard child. {Late Latin fīliātus, past participle of fīliāre have a child, from Latin fīlius son, fīlia daughter.… …  

  • filiate — See affiliate …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • filiate — verb fix the paternity of The court filiated the child born out of wedlock • Derivationally related forms: ↑filiation • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑determine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • filiatefiliation — filiate and filiation same as affiliate and affiliation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Histoire de Nantes — Cet article traite de l histoire de Nantes. Le Château des ducs de Bretagne Sommaire 1 Sources de l histoire de Nantes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dhē(i)- — To suck. Contracted from *dheə₁(i) . Derivatives include female, fawn2, fetus, fennel, and affiliate. 1. Suffixed reduced form *dhē mnā . female, feme, feminine; effeminate, from Latin …   Universalium

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