Brotherhood meaning

brŭth'ər-ho͝od'
The state or relationship of being brothers.
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The definition of brotherhood is a relationship between brothers or close friends, or is a feeling of kinship with other people.

When two men have a close and loyal friendship, this is an example of a brotherhood.

When a group of people all shares the same goals and tribulations and support each other, this is an example of a brotherhood.

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The state of being a brother or brothers.
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A belief in, or feeling of, unity and cooperation among men or among all people.
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An association of men united in a common interest, work, creed, etc., as a fraternity, religious order, or labor union.
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Fellowship.
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All the members of a profession or trade.
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Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

A brotherhood of venerable trees. - William Wordsworth.

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The state of being brothers or a brother.
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An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.
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The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.
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An association of men, such as a fraternity or union, united for common purposes.
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Origin of brotherhood

  • From Middle English brotherhod, from earlier brotherhede, alteration (influenced by suffixes in -hood, -head) of Early Middle English brotherrede (“brotherhood, fraternity”), from Old English brōþorrǣden (“brotherhood, fellowship”), equivalent to brother +‎ -red (see brotherred). More at brother, -red.
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