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confrere

[kon-frair] /ˈkɒn frɛər/
noun
1.
a fellow member of a fraternity, profession, etc.; colleague:
my confreres in the medical profession.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin confrāter colleague, equivalent to Latin con- con- + frāter brother
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British Dictionary definitions for confrere

confrère

/ˈkɒnfrɛə/
noun
1.
a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother
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Word Origin and History for confrere
n.

early 15c., from Old French confrere "brother, companion" (13c.), from Medieval Latin confrater, from com- "together, with" (see com-) + frater "brother" (see brother). Probably lost in later 17c. and reborrowed 19c. from French confrère.

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