Filial

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Filial

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

2. Bearing the relation of a child. And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke. (Milton)

Origin: L. Filialis, fr. Filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. Female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.