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fil·i·al

(fil'ē-ăl),
Denoting the relationship of offspring to parents. See: filial generation.
[L. filialis, fr. filius, son, filia, daughter]

filial

/fil·i·al/ (fil´e-al)
1. of or pertaining to a son or daughter.
2. in genetics, of or pertaining to those generations following the initial (parental) generation.

filial

(fĭl′ē-əl, fē′lē-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial respect.
2. Having or assuming the relationship of child or offspring to parent.
3. Genetics Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.

fil′i·al·ly adv.

filial

adjective Referring to the offspring of mating organisms.

fil·i·al

(fil'ē-ăl)
Denoting the relationship of offspring to parents.
See: filial generation
[L. filialis, fr. filius, son, filia, daughter]
References in classic literature ?
His filial experience penetrated the mystery of Mr.
She was watching the motions of her father with a look of anxious and filial affection, while he paced the apartment with a dejected mien and disordered step; sometimes clasping his hands together sometimes casting his eyes to the roof of the apartment, as one who laboured under great mental tribulation.
By the power of filial reverence and parental affection, individual existence is extended beyond the limits of individual life, and the happiness of every age is chained in mutual dependence upon that of every other.
But this counts for little among the green Martians, as parental and filial love is as unknown to them as it is common among us.
and what could be more obligatory than to keep alive in the heart of a daughter that filial trust and honour which, even although misplaced, became her like a jewel of the mind?
Well, then, if you felt so sure," replied the new-comer, putting his cane in a corner and his hat on a chair, "allow me to say, my dear Gerard, that it was not very filial of you to keep me waiting at the door.
In fact, there can be no doubt that the youth's greatest fault was his lack of filial respect.
Why, indeed; he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear.
The poor child was constant in her attendance on her mother and sought by her filial attentions to make her forget the absence of her two sons and her other daughter.
For two years our ancestors were kept in sullen submission by that filial love which had invariably secured their allegiance to the mother country, whether its head chanced to be a Parliament, Protector, or Popish Monarch.
It was an act of filial vengeance on the part of Godin's son Antoine that, as the reader may recollect, brought on the recent battle at Pierre's Hole.
Her clear blue eyes resting on him in the fulness of filial affection, as she performed this office, and the open air with which she bent forward to receive the kiss he offered in thanks, removed any apprehensions which the name of their morning's companion might have excited.