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:

    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)

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