Broth"er*hood (?), n. [Brother + -hood.]

1.

The state of being brothers or a brother.

2.

An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.

3.

The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.

4.

Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

A brotherhood of venerable trees. Wordsworth.

Syn. -- Fraternity; association; fellowship; sodality.

 

© Webster 1913.

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