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Definition of "filiate" [fil•i•ate]

  • Law To determine judicially the paternity of (a child born out of wedlock, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "filiate" in a sentence
  • "UNIDENTIFIED FEMA.E: A.filiate CTV reports an A. Jenkins has a car similar to the one reportedly seen at the motel when Jenkins checked in."
  • "But I return from this digression on the peril of idolatry, to which as well the theory as the practice of {244} the Roman Catholic Church exposes her members; and willingly repeat my disclaimer of any wish or intention whatever to fasten and filiate upon the Church of Rome the doctrines or the practice of individuals, or even of different sections of her communion."
  • "( "G. Barbosa") to an af - filiate of ACON Investments, a US-based investment firm."