filiate

filiate

[fil-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), filiated, filiating.
Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock. Compare affiliate ( def 5 ).

Origin:
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)
 
vb
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
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin fīliātus acknowledged as a son, from Latin fīlius son]

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