Answer: of relating to, or benifiting a son or daughter
Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French or from ecclesiastical Latin filialis from filius 'son' filia 'daughter'.
Scrabble Points: 9
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Filial is descended from Latin filius meaning "son " and filia meaning "daughter " and in English (where it has been used since at least the 14th century) it has always applied to both sexes. The word has long carried the dutiful sense "owed to a parent by a child " as found in such phrases as "filial respect" and "filial piety."
1. Of relating to or befitting a son or daughter: filial respect. 2. Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent.
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adjective of relating to or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.
If you describe something as filial you're saying it's offspring-related. Depending on who your parents are your filial duties might include taking out the trash washing dishes or ruling empires. The word filial come...