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affiliation

[uh-fil-ee-ey-shuh n] /əˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of affiliating; state of being affiliated or associated.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Medieval Latin affīliātiōn- (stem of affīliātiō adoption); see affiliate, -ion
Related forms
interaffiliation, noun
nonaffiliation, noun
preaffiliation, noun
reaffiliation, noun
superaffiliation, noun
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  • To determine race and ethnicity, they examined photographs and club affiliations.
  • But asking that existing affiliations be disclosed seems entirely fair.
  • Where businessmen can gain access to credit without having to claim kinship, caste affiliations wither.
  • The pattern and colours denoted affiliations such as school, regiment or sporting club.
  • To make up for it, they subsequently seek products that reaffirm their beliefs or affiliations.
  • Learn more about our academic affiliations and veteran organization partnerships.
  • But these affiliations are seldom unconditional or permanent.
Word Origin and History for affiliations

affiliation

n.

1751, "adoption," from French affiliation, from Medieval Latin affiliationem (nominative affiliatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin affiliare "to adopt a son," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + filius "son" (see filial). Figurative sense of "adoption by a society, of branches" first recorded 1799 (affiliate in this sense is from 1761).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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