brotherhood


brotherhood
[[t]brʌ̱ðə(r)hʊd[/t]]
brotherhoods
1) N-UNCOUNT Brotherhood is the affection and loyalty that you feel for people who you have something in common with.

People threw flowers into the river between the two countries as a symbolic act of brotherhood...

He believed in socialism and the brotherhood of man.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp A brotherhood is an organization whose members all have the same political aims and beliefs or the same job or profession.

...the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

...a secret international brotherhood.


English dictionary. 2008.

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