Origin of fraternal
Examples from the Web for fraternal
In hindsight, however, he feels that the suspension has “had a positive impact on the fraternal community.”
How many people get called by the Fraternal Order of the Police and say no?
The nonvoters include 16 experts, eight fraternal delegates and 38 auditors of whom 12 are married couples.
This was more than just the fraternal bond between firefighters and police officers; this was family.
He was also the local president of the Union League, a fraternal organization closely aligned with the Republican Party.
The fraternal insurance orders, which vary the assessments with the amount of the benefit, give as high as $5,000.
No account of fraternal feasting in Syria can be complete without mention of the zĭkreh (remembrance).The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
Mr. Calhoun was but the agent to bring about this fraternal association.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Must we come to family government, in order to be filial or fraternal in our bearing with one another?Seven English Cities|William Dean Howells
With the anxious, fraternal turn of his feelings, fear was coming over him as he reached the end of his tragic dream.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for fraternal
Word Origin for fraternal
Word Origin and History for fraternal
early 15c., from Middle French fraternel and directly from Medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus "brotherly" (see fraternity). The noun meaning "fraternal twin" is recorded by 1911.