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filiate

[fil-ee-eyt] /ˈfɪl iˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), filiated, filiating.
1.
Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock.
Compare affiliate (def 5).
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Medieval Latin fīliātus like the father (said of a son), equivalent to Latin fīli(us) son + -ātus -ate1
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filiate

/ˈfɪlɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(law) to fix judicially the paternity of (a child, esp one born out of wedlock)
2.
(law) a less common word for affiliate
3.
(archaic) to affiliate or associate
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin fīliātus acknowledged as a son, from Latin fīlius son
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