What is filiation?

  • (noun): The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
    Synonyms: descent, line of descent, lineage
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Filiation is the legal term that refers to the recognized legal status of the relationship between family members, or more specifically the legal relationship between parent and child. As described by the Government of Quebec:

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Filiation and Adoption
... and the United Kingdom, a complete transfer of filiation takes place ... Code In other nations, a form of "incomplete adoption" may allow filiation with the natural family to remain ... of this is in French law, where two types of adoption exist adoption plénière, where filiation is completely transferred, and adoption simple in which filiation to the adopting ...
Theologians On Divine Filiation
... Scott Hahn, an American theologian and convert from Calvinism has written much about filiation in the context of the theology of the covenant ... He has also written about filiation in the context of his journey as a member of Opus Dei, whose founder, St ... Escriva saw filiation as the "foundation of the Christian life," and had a mystical experience in early years of Opus Dei (1931) that led him to emphasize this aspect of Christian life ...

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