Definition of brethren noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbreðrən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreðrən//
    [plural] (old-fashioned)
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  1. 1used to talk to people in church or to talk about the members of a male religious group Let us pray, brethren.
  2. 2people who are part of the same society as yourself We should do all we can to help our less fortunate brethren.
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