Brethren meaning

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The definition of brethren are members of a group, especially a male religious order.

A group of Christian men who are all part of the same religious order are an example of brethren.

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Any of various Protestant denominations, especially those arising out of the Anabaptist and Pietist movements in Central Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries.
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Brothers.
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Members of the Church of the Brethren or of other Protestant groups similar in origin and practices.
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Of or pertaining to any religious group that uses or formerly used the word "Brethren", capitalized, in referring to itself or its members.
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(in the plural, informal) Any Brethren denomination (usually preceded by "the" or "The")
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(in the singular), a member of a Brethren congregation or denomination.
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