Fraternal



[fruh-tur-nl] /frəˈtɜr 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.
/frəˈtɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
of or suitable to a brother; brotherly
2.
of or relating to a fraternity
3.
designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same or opposite sex that developed from two separate fertilized ova Compare identical (sense 3)
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French fraternel and directly from Medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus “brotherly” (see fraternity). The noun meaning “fraternal twin” is recorded by 1911.

fraternal fra·ter·nal (frə-tûr’nəl)
adj.

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