brethren

breth·ren \ ˈbret͟h-rən ; ˈbre-t͟hə- , -t͟hərn \

Definition of brethren

used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or religious denomination
  • our church brethren

First Known Use of brethren

14th century

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Brethren

plural noun

Definition of Brethren

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

First Known Use of brethren

1797

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brethren

breth·ren \ ˈbret͟h-rən \

Definition of brethren for Students

Hint: Brethren is used chiefly in formal situations.


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