fraternalism

fraternal

[fruh-tur-nl]
adjective
1.
of or befitting a brother or brothers; brotherly.
2.
of or being a society of men associated in brotherly union, as for mutual aid or benefit: a fraternal order; a fraternal association.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin frātern(us) fraternal (derivative of frāter brother) + -al1

fraternalism, noun
fraternally, adverb
interfraternal, adjective
interfraternally, adverb
nonfraternal, adjective
nonfraternally, adverb
prefraternal, adjective
prefraternally, adverb
quasi-fraternal, adjective
quasi-fraternally, adverb
unfraternal, adjective
unfraternally, adverb
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fraternal (frəˈtɜːnəl)
 
adj
1.  of or suitable to a brother; brotherly
2.  of or relating to a fraternity
3.  Compare identical designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same or opposite sex that developed from two separate fertilized ova
 
[C15: from Latin frāternus, from frāter brother]
 
fra'ternalism
 
n
 
fra'ternally
 
adv

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fraternal
early 15c., from M.L. fraternalis, from L. fraternus brotherly (see fraternity).
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fraternal fra·ter·nal (frə-tûr'nəl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to brothers.

  2. Of, relating to, or being a twin developed from two separately fertilized ova; dizygotic.

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