Definition of fraternal
fraternalismplay \frə-ˈtər-nə-ˌliz-əm\ noun
fraternallyplay \frə-ˈtər-nəl-ē\ adverb
Examples of fraternal in a sentence
He belonged to a fraternal organization.
There was a fraternal feeling among the troops.
Origin and Etymology of fraternal
Middle English, from Medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus, from frater brother — more at brother
First Known Use: 15th century
FRATERNAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fraternal for English Language Learners
: of or relating to brothers
: made up of members who share an interest or purpose
: friendly or brotherly
FRATERNAL Defined for Kids
Definition of fraternal for Students
1 : having to do with brothers <fraternal affection>
2 : made up of members banded together like brothers <a fraternal organization>
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