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confrère

/ˈkɒnfrɛə/
noun
1.
a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother
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  • Straight to his confrère Carlis, and tell him that the game is up.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • The zambo had a face as ferocious in its expression as that of his confrère.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • “To be sure,” said his confrère; and then they laughed at one another, and winked again.

    By Birth a Lady George Manville Fenn
  • “Leave this matter entirely in my hands,” he advised his confrère.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • "At the service of my distinguish' confrère," said the squat Italian.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He was right; they left the place in debt to his confrère and everybody else.

  • A confrère could scarcely be more amiable, and I hope Mr. Dana appreciated the compliments.

  • The gentlemen who officiated on these occasions were evidently not Banerjees, but the very reverse of their Indian confrère.

  • "It's barely possible that there is no divorce law in Japat," remarked Britt, keenly enjoying his confrère's misery.

    The Man From Brodney's

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • The negro cook looked as if he would have been able to emulate his French confrère of whom Major de Caraman told me.

    War in the Garden of Eden

    Kermit Roosevelt

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