Definition of fraternal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//frəˈtɜːnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//frəˈtɜːrnl//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1connected with the relationship that exists between people or groups that share the same ideas or interests a fraternal organization/society
  2. 2connected with the relationship that exists between brothers fraternal rivalry
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus, from frater ‘brother’.
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