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

Famous quotes containing the word filial:

    There are three major offenses against filial piety of which not producing an heir is the worst.
    —Chinese proverb.


    Thy due from me
    Is tears and heavy sorrows of the blood,
    Which nature, love, and filial tenderness
    Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)