brethren

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

Definition of brethren

  1. plural of brother

  1. —used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or religious denomination <our church brethren>

14th Century

First Known Use of brethren

14th century

Other Forms of Address Terms


Brethren

plural noun breth·ren

Definition of Brethren

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

1797

First Known Use of brethren

1797

Other Christian Religious Terms



BRETHREN Defined for Kids

brethren

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breth·ren \ˈbreth-rən\

Definition of brethren for Students

  1. pl of brother

  1. Hint: Brethren is used chiefly in formal situations.



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