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confrere

[ kon-frair ]
/ ˈkɒn frɛər /
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noun

a fellow member of a fraternity, profession, etc.; colleague: my confreres in the medical profession.

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Origin of confrere

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French <Medieval Latin confrāter colleague, equivalent to Latin con-con- + frāterbrother
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confrère
/ (ˈkɒnfrɛə) /

noun

a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc

Word Origin for confrère

C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother
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