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Etymology

brother + -hood

Noun

Singular
brotherhood

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brotherhood ({{{1}}})
  1. The state of being brothers or a brother.
  2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.
  3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.
  4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.
    A brotherhood of venerable trees. Wordsworth.

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