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.
Recent Examples of fraternal from the Web
An occult fraternal order is not a bad way to describe the contemporary-art scene.
The 31 Aurora businesses with licenses for video gaming include restaurants, pubs, private social clubs and fraternal organizations such as Amvets and a Moose lodge.
But the magnetic center is Pattinson, playing a driven man whose ethics may be questionable even if his motivation at all times is rooted in fraternal devotion.
The trouble for most people, says Antony Joseph, the company’s creative director and half of the fraternal founders, comes down to gear and space.
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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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