1 : to bring or receive into close association as a member or division
2 : to join or associate as a member or division
: to connect or associate oneself usually used with with [has just affiliated with the huge corporation]
[ə-fi-lē-ət] n : an affiliated person or organization
: a business entity effectively controlling or controlled by another or associated with others under common ownership or control compare parent , subsidiary
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.