Brotherhood Definition

brŭthər-ho͝od
noun
The state of being a brother or brothers.
Webster's New World
Fellowship.
American Heritage
An association of men united in a common interest, work, creed, etc., as a fraternity, religious order, or labor union.
Webster's New World
A belief in, or feeling of, unity and cooperation among men or among all people.
Webster's New World
All the members of a profession or trade.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
sisterhood
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Other Word Forms of Brotherhood

Noun

Singular:
brotherhood
Plural:
brotherhoods

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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