Brotherhood - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrʌðərhʊd|  American pronunciation of the word brotherhood
Brit.  |ˈbrʌðəhʊd|  British pronunciation of the word brotherhood

noun

- the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings
- people engaged in a particular occupation (syn: fraternity, sodality)
- the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
- an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer (syn: union)

Examples

...they're a brotherhood of retired war veterans...

...a family that has been part of the brotherhood of police officers for four generations...

The Arab tribes fused into a united and enthusiastic brotherhood.

We live in great harmony and brotherhood.

Through various social activities we strive to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between us.

They forbade their members to strike in sympathy with the members of the other brotherhoods.

...the message of brotherhood in Martin Luther King's stirring “I Have a Dream” speech still resonates today...

Word forms

noun
singular: brotherhood
plural: brotherhoods
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