con·fra·ter | \kənˈfrätə(r), (ˈ)kän¦f-\
plural confraters\-ə(r)z \ or confratres\-ä‧ˌtrez, -es \

Definition of confrater 

1 : a member of a confraternity

2 : an associate of a monastery or monastic group who received certain privileges (as a share in prayers) without corresponding responsibilities (as rigorous life or restrictive vows)

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History and Etymology for confrater

Medieval Latin, from Latin com- + frater brother

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to reject or criticize sharply

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