Definition of Filial duty
1. Noun. Duty of a child to its parents.
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Literary usage of Filial duty
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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1821)
"606 On filial duty and Affection. often beard my mother speak of it as a prominent object, in the view from her father's house, connected with some ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty, Richard Peters (1819)
"... and destitute of filial duty and affection, and of all honourable and virtuous sentiments and inclinations; and that the said earl had led a wicked and ..."
3. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"... law might exercise upon the causes of small families— Enumeration of these causes—Reform of the law in regard to filial duty—(Support of parents)—Reform ..."
4. The Young Lady's Own Book: A Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral by Author of The young man's own book (1832)
"... or urge them to their wicked want of affection, and violation of filial duty, instantly desert them when they stand in need of kindness or assistance. ..."
5. The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Taoism by James Legge (1891)
"The minister said, ' I have heard that, without (the feeling of) affection there is no love, and without love there is not filial duty;—is it permissible to ..."
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