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 for filial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filial \Fil"ial\, a. [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia
     daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child
        in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.
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     2. Bearing the relation of a child.
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              And thus the filial Godhead answering spoke.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  filial
      adj 1: designating the generation or the sequence of generations
             following the parental generation [ant: parental]
      2: relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring;
         "filial respect" [ant: maternal, parental, paternal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "filial":
     adoring, affectionate, conjugal, daughterlike, daughterly,
     demonstrative, devoted, faithful, fond, husbandly, languishing,
     lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, maternal, melting, parental,
     paternal, romantic, sentimental, soft, sonlike, sonly, tender,
     uxorious, wifely
  
  

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