Synonyms for Filiation:

n.

consanguinity (noun)
lineage.
filiation (noun)
ancestry, line of descent, derivation, descent, lineage.
linkdef (noun)
descent, lineage, line of descent.

Usage examples for filiation

  1. For the present purpose, however, filiation origin, and such- like things are of much less importance than the actual stories that get themselves told to satisfy that demand which in due time is to produce the supply of the novel. – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  2. It is true that Defoe entirely rejected the marvellous, while Horace Walpole, fifty years later, dealt immoderately in the elements of mystery and wonder; yet, notwithstanding these violent oscillations of style and method, we believe that the great historical novels of the early nineteenth century, and the tales of stirring incident which flourish at the present day, descend by an unbroken filiation from the fabulous romance of elder times. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  3. Mr. Stephen has no trouble in exposing the philosophical weakness of Mill's attitude; but we are mainly concerned to compare it briefly with the position of his predecessors, for the purpose of continuing a rapid survey of the course and filiation of Utilitarian doctrines. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall