filial piety

filial piety

      in Confucianism, the virtue of devotion to one's parents. See hsiao (xiao).

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  • 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 thoughtee also* Filiation …   Wikipedia

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