inter affiliation


the act of affiliating; state of being affiliated or associated.

1745–55; < Medieval Latin affīliātiōn- (stem of affīliātiō adoption); see affiliate, -ion

interaffiliation, noun
nonaffiliation, noun
preaffiliation, noun
reaffiliation, noun
superaffiliation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To inter affiliation
Word Origin & History

1751, "adoption," from Fr. affiliation, from M.L. affiliationem (nom. affiliatio), from L. affiliatus, pp. of affiliare "to adopt a son," from L. ad- "to" + filius "son" (see filial). Fig. sense of "adoption by a society, of branches" first recorded 1799 (affiliate in this sense is from 1761).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature