Confrere meaning

kŏn'frâr'
A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague.
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A fellow member or worker; colleague or associate, as in a profession.
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A colleague or fellow, especially a professional one.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the informant who turns state’s evidence against a confrere, the OED slaps on the obscure origin label., Michael Sheehan, Wordmall, February 18, 2008.

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Origin of confrere

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin cōnfrāter Latin com- com- Latin frāter brother bhrāter- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French confrere
    From Wiktionary