blood brother hood

blood brother

noun
1.
a person's brother by birth.
2.
a male person bound to another by ties of great friendship.
3.
something usually associated with or thought to exist inseparably from another thing, quality, circumstance, etc.: Humility is often the blood brother of patience.
4.
a male established in a close relationship with another male through the performance of a specific ritual, as the commingling of blood.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

blood brotherhood, noun
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blood brother
 
n
1.  a brother by birth
2.  a man or boy who has sworn to treat another as his brother, often in a ceremony in which their blood is mingled

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