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a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
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C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother
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  • "At the service of my distinguish' confrère," said the squat Italian.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The zambo had a face as ferocious in its expression as that of his confrère.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • Christopher de Thou, his friend and confrère in the love of books, had saved his reputation before the Parliament of Paris.

    The Printed Book Henri Bouchot
  • Straight to his confrère Carlis, and tell him that the game is up.

    The Crevice William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • If he is blind, he does the same as his English confrère: he reads aloud from a Bible printed in raised characters.

    Friend Mac Donald Max O'Rell
  • He was right; they left the place in debt to his confrère and everybody else.

  • “Leave this matter entirely in my hands,” he advised his confrère.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • The gentlemen who officiated on these occasions were evidently not Banerjees, but the very reverse of their Indian confrère.

  • I am sorry that only one of them seems to be in prison; I think his French confrère ought to be there also.

  • "It's barely possible that there is no divorce law in Japat," remarked Britt, keenly enjoying his confrère's misery.

    The Man From Brodney's George Barr McCutcheon

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