Affiliated societies
Affiliate Af*fil"i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affiliated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affiliating}.] [LL. adfiliare, affiliare, to adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. F. affilier.] 1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally. [1913 Webster]

Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged and in rebellion? --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another. [1913 Webster]

3. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to. [1913 Webster]

How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes? --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

4. To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with. [1913 Webster]

{Affiliated societies}, societies connected with a central society, or with each other. [1913 Webster]


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