of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal: brotherly love.
Origin of brotherly
before 1000; Middle English; Old English brōthorlīc.Related formsbroth·er·li·ness, nounpseu·do·broth·er·ly, adverbqua·si-broth·er·ly, adjectiveun·broth·er·li·ness, nounun·broth·er·ly, adjective, adverb
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Examples from the Web for brotherliness
Historical Examples of brotherliness
I doubted your brotherliness, I must confess, my dear Marius.
But their condition detracts nothing from Penn's Christian brotherliness.
It was the most perfect act of brotherliness which I have ever witnessed.
And do you think I would wish for or accept your brotherliness on those terms?
There is none of the brotherliness and civilised simplicity.
British Dictionary definitions for brotherliness
of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal
Derived Formsbrotherliness, noun
in a brotherly way; fraternally
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