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Definition of "fraternal" []

  • Of or relating to brothers: a close fraternal tie. (adjective)
  • Showing comradeship; brotherly. (adjective)
  • Of or constituting a fraternity: a fraternal association. (adjective)
  • Biology Of, relating to, or being a twin developed from two separately fertilized ova; dizygotic. (adjective)

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 "fraternal" in a sentence
  • "The crux of that concept was, Churchill said, what he called the fraternal association of the English-speaking peoples."
  • "I gave birth vaginally to full-term fraternal twins weighing seven pounds, two ounces and seven pounds, eight."
  • "His grandfather Peter was active in Polish fraternal organizations and made a name in Democratic politics, serving as a delegate to the 1912 party convention in Baltimore."