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brethren

breth·ren \ˈbreth-rən; ˈbre-thə-, -thərn\

Definition of BRETHREN

plural of brother
—used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or sect

First Known Use of BRETHREN

before 12th century

Other Forms of Address Terms

appellation, beatitude, emeritus, esquire, sire, sous

Brethren

noun plural

Definition of BRETHREN

:  members of various sects originating chiefly in 18th century German Pietism; especially :  dunkers

First Known Use of BRETHREN

1822

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
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