the condition or quality of being a brother or brothers.
the quality of being brotherly; fellowship.
a fraternal or trade organization.
all those engaged in a particular trade or profession or sharing a common interest or quality.
the belief that all people should act with warmth and equality toward one another, regardless of differences in nationality, creed, ethnicity, etc.
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How to use brotherhood in a sentence
They had the same egalitarian brotherhood of shared burdens and first names.How unruly, knife-wielding swimmers became the first Navy SEALs | David Philipps | December 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
I achieved that unusual spirit of brotherhood with one Hindu man in particular.
Although we have been friends for a short time, a single meeting was enough to solidify this brotherhood for which I will be eternally grateful.
The International brotherhood of Teamsters has voted to formalize a resolution to support, fund and supply resources to employees of Amazon in their unionization efforts.
As for the organization of these brotherhoods, the Templars and Hospitallers basically mirrored the institutions of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, with its command structure dominated by titles like senechal and marechal.History of the Crusades: Origins, Politics, and Crusaders | Dattatreya Mandal | March 23, 2020 | Realm of History
The Perfect Storm writer talks combat brotherhood and the threat posed by growing wealth inequality.Sebastian Junger on War, Loss, and a Divided America | The Daily Beast Video | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
First the Muslim brotherhood came to power only to be ousted by the Egyptian military.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015 | Movements.Org | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bonds of Phi Kappa Psi brotherhood were too strong to break.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Egyptian government claims the group has links with the now outlawed Muslim brotherhood.ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt | Jamie Dettmer | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the wake of the coup, Muslim brotherhood leaders were targeted for arrest.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns | Xanthe Ackerman | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It remained for Man to take the grand step of embracing all humanity as one brotherhood and one nation.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
M. de Boisfrelon had been one of the "brotherhood of Consolation."Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
She complained that a canting waterman who was one of the brotherhood had held forth against her at a meeting.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Iftikhar leaned, as he rode, and half whispered to Richard, "Do you know the brotherhood of the Ismaelians?"God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
Caste destroyed all ideas of human brotherhood; it robbed the soul of its affections and its aspirations.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for brotherhood
the state of being related as a brother or brothers
an association or fellowship, such as a trade union
all persons engaged in a particular profession, trade, etc
the belief, feeling, or hope that all people should regard and treat one another as equals
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