half brother

noun

Definition of half brother

: a brother related through one parent only

Examples of half brother in a Sentence

George is my half brother.
Recent Examples on the Web That included the only appearance so far by Hamzah, who had acquiesced to mediation of the crisis by an uncle to both himself and Abdullah and issued a declaration of loyalty to his half brother. Los Angeles Times, "Jordan’s powerful tribes on collision course with monarchy over alleged royal plot," 14 Apr. 2021 The king’s letter followed a separate statement released on Monday by the royal court, bearing Prince Hamzah’s signature, in which the prince was quoted as reaffirming his loyalty to his half brother. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "Breaking Silence, Jordan’s King Says Royal Family Rift Is Over," 7 Apr. 2021 Hamzeh bin Hussein, the popular half brother of King Abdullah II, was accused Sunday of conspiring to destabilize the kingdom. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Instability in Jordan averted?," 5 Apr. 2021 Safadi spoke a day after Prince Hamzah, a half brother of King Abdullah II, was placed under house arrest, in a rare public clash between top members of the long-ruling family. Josef Federman, chicagotribune.com, "Jordan accuses former crown prince of a ‘malicious plot’ it says it foiled at the last minute," 4 Apr. 2021 The apparent feud between Prince Hamzah and his half brother is emblematic of what the tribes say is the erosion of their role during the current king’s reign. Los Angeles Times, "Jordan’s powerful tribes on collision course with monarchy over alleged royal plot," 14 Apr. 2021 The government has accused King Abdullah II’s half brother, Prince Hamzah, of undermining national security, and arrested several of his associates. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "Breaking Silence, Jordan’s King Says Royal Family Rift Is Over," 7 Apr. 2021 Mediation between Jordan's King Abdullah II and his outspoken half brother, Prince Hamzah, successfully de-escalated one of the most serious political crises in the kingdom in decades, the palace and a confidant of the prince said Monday. NBC News, "Jordan's royals resolve family feud, lawyer says," 6 Apr. 2021 Hamzah has now sworn fealty to his half brother King Abdullah II, an indirect target of his vociferous criticisms. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, "Jordan’s royal rift entangles an American-born queen," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of half brother

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Half brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20brother. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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half brother

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half brother

: a brother with the same father but a different mother or the same mother but a different father

half brother

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Kids Definition of half brother

: a brother by one parent only

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