Crossword clues for filial
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Filial \Fil"ial\, a. [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]
Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.
Bearing the relation of a child.
And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 (context not comparable English) Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter. 2 (context comparable English) Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents. 3 (context genetics English) Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.
Filial may refer to:
- Filial church, a Roman Catholic church to which is annexed the cure of souls, but which remains dependent on another church
- Filial piety, one of the virtues in Confucian thought
Usage examples of "filial".
Your indulgence, your lenity shall take place of every hardship, and leave me nothing but filial affection!
No unthinking imprudence, no unfeeling selfishness, has ever, for an instant, driven from your thoughts what you owe to your duty, or weakened your pleasure in every endearing filial tie.
Still, however, he flattered himself that ere long, to her youthful mind and native chearfulness, tranquillity, if not felicity, would imperceptibly return, from such a union for exertion of filial and sisterly duties: that industry would sweeten rest, virtue gild privation, and self-approvance convert every sacrifice into enjoyment.
She turned this way and that in the predicament she had sought and from which she could neither retreat with grace nor emerge with credit: she draped herself in the tatters of her impudence, postured to her utmost before the last little triangle of cracked glass to which so many fractures had reduced the polished plate of filial superstition.
He addressed himself in his quest, however, only to vague quarters until he met again, as he so frequently and actively met it, the more than filial gaze of his intelligent little charge.
The guard thought it a touching display of filial affection and withdrew.
The government was notoriously intolerant when it came to people who tried to avoid their filial duties.
Or was she one of the people who believed in the Filial Obligation Act, who thought it was a good thing?
This Order of Filial Obligation is to inform you that your family status has been reviewed, and it has been determined the debt formerly assigned to Cassandra Stiller is now the rightful debt in whole of Marian S.
Enclosed you will find an Appraisal of filial Debt and Order of Obligation from our offices.
Long before something like the Filial Obligation Act was even being discussed, much less voted on by Congress.
I could not have prepared these chapters, so without the occasion furnished by the Hyde Foundation and the nomination made by the President of Harvard University to the exchange lectureship, I should not have undertaken this delightful filial task.
Hulbert, who has written with filial pen of the valley, says that occasionally a traveller repairs a rough wooden cross made of boards or tree branches and planted among the rocks of the cairn.
How intimately filial to the earth and neighborly the middle-west pioneers were has been suggested.
Hungarian connexions, and from the snares of the banditti, as well as upon the spoils of the dead body, and his arrival at Paris, from whence there was such a short conveyance to England, whither he was attracted, by far other motives than that of filial veneration for his native soil.