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Fil"ial (?), a. [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]


Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.


Bearing the relation of a child.

And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke. Milton.


© Webster 1913.

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