brotherhood

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broth·er·hood

noun \ˈbrə-thər-ˌhd\

: feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people

: a group or organization of people who have the same interests, jobs, etc.

Full Definition of BROTHERHOOD

1
:  the quality or state of being brothers
3
:  an association (as a labor union or monastic society) for a particular purpose
4
:  the whole body of persons engaged in a business or profession

Examples of BROTHERHOOD

  1. <they're a brotherhood of retired war veterans>
  2. <a family that has been part of the brotherhood of police officers for four generations>

Origin of BROTHERHOOD

Middle English brotherhede, brotherhod, alteration of brotherrede, from Old English brōthorrǣden, from brōthor + ̄den condition — more at kindred
First Known Use: 14th century

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