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


The state of being brothers or a brother.


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


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


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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