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brotherhood

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1 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
  • they're a brotherhood of retired war veterans

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2 the body of people in a profession or field of activity
  • a family that has been part of the brotherhood of police officers for four generations

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3 the feeling of closeness and friendship that exists between companions
  • the brotherhood that existed between the medical missionaries and the villagers they served

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The first known use of brotherhood was in the 13th century

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“Brotherhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brotherhood. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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