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Definition of "brotherhood" []

  • The state or relationship of being brothers. (noun)
  • Fellowship. (noun)
  • An association of men, such as a fraternity or union, united for common purposes. (noun)
  • All the members of a profession or trade. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brotherhood" in a sentence
  • "M. O'BRIEN: Yes, you know, the term brotherhood and fraternity is used a lot and it's, in this case, so very real and just the idea of them being there, supporting each other in their final hours."
  • "JR Ward, because the brotherhood is a hoot (though not intentionally)."
  • ""Equal to that, I am privileged to belong to what I call the brotherhood of veterans," he said."