[kom-rad, -rid]
a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.

1585–95; < Middle French camarade < Spanish camarada group of soldiers billeted together, equivalent to cámar(a) room (< Latin; see camera) + -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1

comradeship, noun
precomradeship, noun

1. crony, fellow, mate. Unabridged
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comrade (ˈkɒmreɪd, -rɪd)
1.  an associate or companion
2.  a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
[C16: from French camarade, from Spanish camarada group of soldiers sharing a billet, from cámara room, from Latin; see camera, chamber]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from M.Fr. camarade, from Sp. camarada "chamber mate," originally "chamberful," from L. camera (see camera). In Sp., a collective noun referring to one's company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: comradely (1880).
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Example sentences
He got up and fought and beat down the insurgent in hand-to-hand combat until a
  comrade could shoot the enemy dead.
But the landless do not really blame their former comrade for the slow pace of
When not a single comrade responded, she fired a shot down into the hold,
  killing one of them.
However, if one of their own neocon comrade is established guilty using the
  method, they will deny that techniques works.
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