Defiliation De*fil`i*a"tion, n. [L. de- + filius son.] Abstraction of a child from its parents. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

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  • defiliation — /dē fil i āˈshən/ (Lamb) noun Depriving a parent of their child ORIGIN: L dē from, and filius a son …   Useful english dictionary

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